Leicester City’s Belgium midfield duo Youri Tielemans and Dennis Praet have taken time from their schedule in Belgium to pay their respects to late Foxes’ Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The owner of the club tragically died alongside four other passengers in a helicopter crash outside of the King Power Stadium just over two years ago, before either of the players were at the club.
Khun Vichai was also Chairman of Belgian side OH Leuven, with his son Aiywatt, known as Top, taking over the role at both clubs since his father’s death.
Both Tielemans and Praet have joined up with the Belgium national team for the international break, where they will be part of the squad to take on Switzerland, England, and Denmark over the next week-and-a-half.
While they may be over in Belgium for footballing reasons, they have also used the opportunity to pay tribute to Khun Vichai.
The duo visited the memorial garden at OH Leuvren’s King Power at Den Dreef Stadion, taking the time to deliver flowers and pay tribute to the former Chairman of both clubs.
It was a gesture that has gone down well with fans, with one writing: “And they weren’t even in the club back then. Our players are gold” and a second added: “Class act showing your respects.”
Tielemans and Praet have both started the season in brilliant form, with the former starting every game in the Europa League and Premier League so far this campaign, scoring three league goals.
Praet meanwhile has become a regular starter for Brendan Rodgers, making it difficult for the Northern Irishman to leave him out of the starting lineup. In recent games, he has played in a more attacking position as part of the front three providing support to Jamie Vardy.
International teammate Timothy Castagne has not joined up with the Belgian team after injury but is aiming to be back in action for City after the international break.