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Kasper Schmeichel 'Saw Terrible Things' After He Rushed Out To Crashed Helicopter

Kasper Schmeichel 'Saw Terrible Things' After He Rushed Out To Crashed Helicopter

New details have emerged about Kasper Schmeichel's heroic efforts during the helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium last weekend.

Earlier reports had emerged that the 31-year-old Dane had rushed out to the crash site, with Leicester City manager Claude Puel now confirming them to be true.

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"Kasper lived this situation and saw some terrible things," he said (via the Daily Star). "Of course, Kasper, like all the players, is devastated.

"All my squad have a lot of sadness and are upset about this event. It was a difficult moment, just after the incident."

The 57-year-old Frenchman, who came out to dismiss reports that he had been on board the helicopter, revealed that he was at the stadium when the crash took place.

"I was in my office in the stadium, with my family, friends and with all my staff," he explained.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Mike gave me the news and, of course, we were devastated. We could not understand what happened.

"With the staff, we remained a long time together without the possibility to share words. It was silence.

"After, I saw Kasper. I think he was the only player remaining after the game.

"We know what he saw and we shared. It was difficult, very difficult. It was a bad moment."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Former Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was leaving in a private helicopter after Leicester's 1-1 draw to West Ham United when it crashed in the arena's car park.

The club announced on Sunday night that the 61-year-old Thai businessman had passed away.

Leicestershire Police named two members of Srivaddhanaprabha's staff -- Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare -- pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz as those who have also lost their lives.

A fan-made petition recently surfaced online that called for the King Power to be renamed after Leicester's fallen owner. According to the club, they have said that they are open to the idea of a name change.





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Topics: Claude Puel, Football News, Leicester City, Football, Kasper Schmeichel

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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