Winning tribute to Khun Vichai

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Demarai Gray revealing his 55th-minute goal tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City's late owner, as the devastated Premier League club returned to action for the first time since the Thai tycoon's tragic death in a helicopter crash on Oct 27 that killed four others. Gray was booked by referee Lee Probert for taking his jersey off but the 22-year-old probably could not care less. With the Thai magnate's funeral under way in Bangkok yesterday, Leicester headed to Wales for a match that served as a chance to honour their late owner and begin the healing process. Cardiff ensured the visitors' grieving fans and players were received with sympathy and understanding. The Bluebirds introduced the hashtag #TogetherForLeicester to show unity following the tragedy. Leicester won the match 1-0.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline 'Winning tribute to Khun Vichai'. Print Edition | Subscribe