Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has paid an emotional tribute to his father and promised to continue his legacy. The 33-year-old, known as ‘Top’, spoke of his pride for his dad Vichai, on Wednesday following Saturday’s helicopter crash which claimed the lives of five people.
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Top laid a wreath with his mother Aimon at the King Power Stadium on Monday while he also viewed the tributes with the squad.
He also wrote on the club’s website thanking everyone for their support in the aftermath of the tragic events and promising to carry on the ‘big mission’ of taking Leicester City forward.
“I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming support,” he said.
“Thank you, also, to Leicestershire Police and the Emergency Services. Their fast response on Saturday kept a lot of people safe. Their professionalism and sensitivity since then have made the last few days as bearable as they could be.
“What happened made me realise how important my dad was to many people all over the world and I’m touched by how many people kept him close to their hearts. “I’m extremely proud to have such an extraordinary father. From him, I have received a very big mission and legacy to pass on and I intend to do just that.
“I know that I will receive the support I need to make this happen and I am so grateful for all your messages and kind words. “For a long time, my father taught me to be strong and to take care of my family.
“He loved his family. He made Leicester City into a family. And nothing would make him prouder than to see how the Leicester City family that he built is supporting each other through a time of such sadness.
“My dad had a way of teaching me about life and work without making it seem like a lesson. He was my mentor and role model.
“Today, he has left me with a legacy to continue and I will do everything I can to carry on his big vision and dreams. “My family and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your sincere kindness and good intentions during the most difficult time for us. I miss you dad, with all of my heart.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.