Following the tragic news of the passing of Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday evening, Liverpool Football Club owners John W. Henry, Tom Werner, and Mike Gordon released a statement of condolences:
“It is with great sadness that we today offer our heartfelt sympathies to Leicester City after confirmation their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has tragically passed away.
“Our thoughts and condolences are extended to the families and loved ones of all those lost in this dreadful accident.
“The admiration we have for Vichai, his family and colleagues is as high as you can imagine, both professionally and personally.
“He was the ultimate custodian for the club he bought and then gracefully served. The Premier League title win, one of world football’s all-time great stories, is of course the standout achievement. But beyond that, he led his club in a manner which all of us in this privileged position aspire to. Success on the pitch, allied with outstanding governance off it.
“Vichai is a great loss not just to his club but to the Premier League and English football as a whole.
“The thoughts of everyone connected with Liverpool Football Club are with our friends in Leicester and Thailand.”
It is no doubt an awful tragedy that has shocked the footballing community. Along with Vichai, four other people passed away in the accident. The identities of those individuals have not yet been released.