Leicester City honored their deceased owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a stunning tribute outside the King Power stadium prior to Foxes' first game since the tragic helicopter crash.
Srivaddhanaprabha, known to the club as & # 39; De Baas & # 39 ;, was killed with four others after his helicopter lost control after his departure from the stadium after the most recent Premier League home game against West Ham.
Leicester returns to King Power on Saturday, where Burnley is being held for the first game in the stadium since the death of Vichai.
Mass & # 39; s tributes have been placed outside the King Power Stadium in honor of the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
The parking lot where the tragic helicopter accident took place is now a sea of flowers and a tribute for the Thai businessman
A large photo of Vichai is placed in the middle, along with his trusted title of "The Boss", which players called him
Fans gathered in mourning to say their last goodbye to the owner who had such a drastic impact on the club
Supporters place Leicester shirts from different eras in honor of Vichai
A condolence book was opened in the immediate aftermath of the tragic crash and remains available for fans to sign
The parking lot outside the stadium, where those on board the helicopter reached a fateful end, has now been transformed into a sea of flowers, Leicester shirts and decorative tributes.
In the middle is a large photo of Vichai on top of a wreath with the text & # 39; The Boss & # 39; – the nickname that everyone in the club called the Thai businessman.
A condolence book was opened by the club in the aftermath of the tragic event and remains available to fans who attend the home game at Burnley to sign.
Supporters were able to see the trip to King Power on Saturday much earlier than usual, to keep quiet at the tribute site and to show respect before they could add their own personal messages to the book.
Leicester returned last weekend to the Premier League action to Cardiff, during which a goal from Demarai Gray sealed a 1-0 victory and led to emotional scenes, while players and fans joined together to dedicate the victory to Vichai's memory.
Fans stand patiently in line to sign the books and leave a personal message and their memories of Vichai
Many messages expressed their thanks for the work Vichai did in Leicester, which peaked with an incredible title win
Supporters shared the silence as they looked over the many colors of the floral tribute outside the King Power
One fan stopped to take a picture while wearing a newly printed Leicester shirt with the name of the deceased chairman
Players joined fans who made the early trip to the stadium, with defender Ben Chilwell helping to plant flowers for Vichai before paying his own respect.
& # 39; Be an emotional day but can not wait to hear the atmosphere & # 39 ;, wrote the English international on Instagram.
Taking part in the efforts Danny Simpson thanked supporters and club staff for their best efforts to make the tribute site so beautiful.
& # 39; Can not give enough credit to what the staff, the fans, the public and the city as a whole have helped in the stadium & # 39 ;, the defender wrote on social media.
& # 39; It only shows how much love, respect and appreciation we all had for The Boss. The atmosphere of today will be unbelievable. Let's go boys again. & # 39;
Leicester confirmed on Friday that a permanent tribute for Vichai will be placed outside the stadium, in the form of a statue of the 60-year-old.