In times of darkness, football can sometimes work in unbelievable ways to unite people of all different walks of life together, and that was certainly the case last year for Leicester City.
With Leicester fans planning a tribute to former owner Vichai on Fridays game on the 60th minute where they will hold up scarfs, #SaintsFC fans should join in. Bring your scarfs down and pay tribute @TheCommittee7
— SotonRedArmy (@SotonRedArmy) October 21, 2019
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of Leicester and the man behind the Foxes incredible rise from the Championship to Premier League champions, died in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on the 27th October 2018 following a Premier League match as reported by BBC News.
With the one year anniversary of that horrific day in football approaching, supporters from Southampton have proposed that they pay their respects along with Leicester, who make the trip down to St. Mary’s this Friday, and fans on social media were in universal agreement that the Saints stand alongside the Foxes in paying their respects for the passed club owner.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about the sign of solidarity with Leicester City fans on Friday night…
— Amar (@RaithathaAmar) October 21, 2019
Will happily play a part
— Courtney Lousie White (@courtneysfc00) October 21, 2019
— Jacqueline (@Abundance247) October 21, 2019
The kind gesture had struck a chord with Saints supporters…
I can’t get to the game, I’ll be watching on tv, and I’ll stand in the 60min with scarf held high
— Alan Weaver (@AlanWeaver17) October 22, 2019
@swainwright_ as one
— Ben (@BenButterworth) October 22, 2019
— Ryan Davies (@ryanrd1905) October 21, 2019
Southampton will be aiming for three points when Brendan Rodgers side make the trip down to the south coast, with the Saints hovering dangerously above the relegation zone in the Premier League table.