Follow all of the latest build-up to Leicester’s first home Premier League game since the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
Leicester are paying tribute to their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of their game against Burnley this afternoon.
Fans are taking part in the ‘5,000-1 walk’ before the game, as they remember the significant impact that Mr Srivaddhanaprabha had on the club.
His influence helped inspire the club to the most unlikely of Premier League titles in 2016, where they were favourites for relegation, but ended up lifting the title.
Today’s game against Burnley is the first time that Leicester have played at home since Mr Srivaddhanaprabha’s tragic passing in a helicopter crash a fortnight ago.
Follow all of the latest tributes before the game and all of the updates during the fixture right here.
TV and live stream: Today’s match is a 3pm kick-off and there is no TV coverage or live stream of the action.
BBC Radio Leicester reporter Ian Stringer, who has covered the club for 11 years, is took part in the march.
On Friday night he said: “It’s going to be incredible. “It’s just so sad that they are the same streets that were lined with four double-decker buses, one of which Khun Vichai was at the front of with this enormous [Premier League] trophy that was over half the size of him.
“Now we’re lining the streets for him because he’s gone.
“It’s the same location two and a half years on, but instead of champagne bottles on the floor there will be tears being wiped up off the pavement. It’s horrible.”
Rainbow flies over the King Power
A rainbow has appeared over the King Power Stadium.
A beautiful little moment ahead of a kick-off on a poignant day for Leicester.
The opening speech
Snooker player Willie Thorne, a Leicester supporter, led the opening speeches to the march earlier today.
“Today is all about celebrating the life of Vichai,” he said.
“We have Burnley fans, Leeds fans, Sheffield United fans and Doncaster fans here. Today is all about celebrating the life of Vihcai.
“Is there any other chairman in the world who would be so supported? He should never be forgotten.”
The walk follows a route towards De Montfort University’s campus, along the riverside and on towards the stadium, passing the huge tributes collated outside the ground.
Leicester’s players led ‘Walk for Vichai’
The Leicester City squad led the walk to the stadium earlier today.
Dressed in their team tracksuits, they joined thousands of Leicester fans in thanking their chairman for his services to the club.
Shirts laid at pitchside
The Leicester players have been laying their own shirts at pitchside as part of today’s tributes.
A nice touch ahead of kick-off.
The players joined the march to the ground ahead of the game.
Take extra time
Leicester have reminded everyone to give themselves extra time if they are travelling to the game today.
There are already large crowds gathering outside of the stadium and it is extremely busy.
Players pay tribute ahead of first game back
Leicester’s players have been paying tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of the game.
They have admitted that returning to the King Power Stadium to play a game will be tough.
Here are some of their messages on social media:
Leicester City fans take part in 5,000-1 walk
Thousands of Leicester City fans met in Jubilee Square on Saturday lunchtime, ahead of the team’s afternoon clash with Burnley at the King Power Stadium.
Supporters are paying tribute to chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was among five people killed in the helicopter crash outside the stadium on October 27.
The 5,000-1 walk has been named after the bookmakers’ odds which the club overcame to win the Premier League title in 2016.
The idea for the memorial walk came from young supporters Megan Elliott, 14, and her sister Casey, 11, who initially appealed for 5,000 fans to march to the stadium in honour of the Thai billionaire and chairman.
Megan said: “I never thought it would end up this big.
“When we met Vichai in Madrid [during a tie against Atletico Madrid] he was lovely, cheerful and happy.
“Today shows how loved and respected he was. Not just by the club but by the entire community.”