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Leicester will face Burnley at the King Power Stadium on Saturday

Last updated: 09/11/08 8:08 PM

Leicester fans will march from the city center to the King Power stadium to mention Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester fans will march from the city center to the King Power stadium to mention Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester fans will continue their tribute to the club's owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, with a march at King Power Stadium before Saturday's match with Burnley.

Thousands of fans are expected to take part in the walk from the Jubilee Square in the city center, to commemorate Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died in a helicopter crash before the King Power Stadium on October 27.

Saturday's match is the first Leicester home, since the tragedy and captain of the Wes Morgan club are expecting an exciting afternoon.

Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in a helicopter crash in front of the King Power Stadium

Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in a helicopter crash in front of the King Power Stadium

He said: "It will be difficult because it is the first home game back and due to the circumstances, how it all happened, it will be very difficult, but we will have to keep our emotions together.

"We know that the club is doing a big part of the day and we want everything to go according to plan, so it will not be easy.

"There is a lot of activity around the match and we have to focus on the game and the performance."

The name Srivaddhanaprabha will be embroidered on Leicester match shirts during the first half against Burnley

The name Srivaddhanaprabha will be embroidered on Leicester match shirts during the first half against Burnley

Fans will start their march at 12:45 and follow the route through the city, which includes Upperton Road, Raw Dykes Road and Western Boulevard.

Leicester confirmed that the video "Tribute to Khun Vichai" will appear in the stadium, and the fans "will receive presents from commemorative scarves, badges, flaps and commemorative match programs" in honor of Srivaddhanaprabha.

The match was also chosen as a commemorative event of the club and will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the ceasefire of the First World War.

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Wes Morgan says Leicester players are determined to win for Srivaddhanaprabha

Wes Morgan says Leicester players are determined to win for Srivaddhanaprabha

In a statement, the club said: "Before the match, two minutes of silence will be observed to honor these victims, as well as five lives lost at the King Power Stadium, and fans are encouraged to lift their headscarves during silence.

"During the break for hunting, veterans and Armed Forces personnel will be paraded on the pitch, and subsidies will be accepted throughout the Royal British Legion – the reason the Remembrance Fixtures have raised 250,000 pounds in recent years.

"The tribute T-shirts will be worn by the players during the warm-up, and the name of Khun Vichai will be embroidered on team jerseys in the first half.

Leicester began a "cautious and respectful displacement" of floral tributes outside the King Power Stadium

Leicester began a "cautious and respectful displacement" of floral tributes outside the King Power Stadium

"The second half of the shirts will be worn with a popped poppy symbol – a tradition that Leicester City proudly began in 2003."

Leicester began the process of "careful and respectful shifting" of flower tributes outside the King Power Stadium on Friday, as well as the transfer of "an irreplaceable assortment of t-shirts, scarves, flags and personal souvenirs".

The club also confirmed that the statue will be built outside the stadium to celebrate Srivaddhanaprabha.

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