Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

Gary Lineker says today's game was "the hardest he's ever organized" after a helicopter crash in Leicester

Gary Lineker and Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy paid tribute to world football last night after the terrible helicopter crash near King Power Stadium.

Popular singer Vardy tweeted that he was sending his prayers to those who were caught in the crash, which would include popular president Vichai Srivaddhnaprabha.

Lineker, the host of Match of the Day and well-known Fox, tweeted: "This was the toughest (game of the day) that I've ever organized.

"The thoughts are going to everyone in Leicester City – a terrible tragedy – it's heartbreaking."

Thai billionaire Srivaddhnaprabha regularly uses a private helicopter to leave the stadium after Leicester City home games.

BT Sport captured the plane waiting to take off

The plane crashed to the ground and then exploded

Jamie Vardy plays West Ham Saturday night

The football world is in shock this morning waiting for news of the victims.

Manchester United Women have abandoned their match at Leicester City that was to take place today.

A witness said he saw Leicester player Kasper Schmeichel rush out of the stadium to the scene of the crash.

Witnesses said they saw the stadium clear before the stadium became uncontrollable, with some describing seeing a fireball unfold.

Lineker is a well-known Foxes fan

"Terrible scenes in Leicester," said Fabian Balbuena, West Ham's central defender, who scored against Leicester. "My prayers and my thoughts are with everyone involved."

Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha, 61, owner and president of the King Power International Group Duty Free Company, has an estimated value of $ 3.8 billion.

Tribute to the ground this morning

It is not known at this point who else was on board.

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Helicopter accident of Leicester City


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