Leicester to drop goal celebration music as mark of respect to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester will drop their traditional goal-celebration music for this Saturday’s home game against Burnley as a mark of respect for their late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Sky Sports News understands.

The match against Burnley will be Leicester’s first at the King Power Stadium since the helicopter crash which killed Srivaddhanaprabha and four others on October 27.

Since 2014, Leicester have played Kasabian’s song “Fire” after every home goal.

The club are conscious to set the right tone in the stadium, with the lyrics to the song including the phrase “I’m on fire”.

Leicester are yet to decide whether the track will be re-instated for future home matches.

A number of special tributes are planned ahead of the game with Burnley, including a solidarity walk being staged by supporters, where up to 20,0000 people will march from the city centre to the King Power Stadium.

The LCFC Foxes Foundation, which supports Leicestershire-based causes and builds relationships in the local community, has already been renamed The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation in honour of the club’s late owner.

The Leicester playing squad arrived back in England on Tuesday after attending the funeral of Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok.

Manager Claude Puel was also in attendance, along with director of football Jon Rudkin, chief executive Susan Whelan, and other Leicester directors.

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