LEICESTER, England – Leicester City fought on Saturday to a goalless tie with Burnley in a match honoring the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of the English soccer team who died two weeks ago in a helicopter crash as he was leaving King Power Stadium.
The result was due on one side to the outstanding work of visiting goalkeeper Joe Hart, who blocked and deflected all the very promising shots at goal by the locals.
The Leicester players for their part ran onto the field wearing T-shirts printed with a photo of Srivaddhanaprabha and the words “The Boss” and “Forever in our hearts.”
The acts of homage to the president who led Leicester to its only La Liga title began with an emotional march to the stadium by fans and local soccer players.
Other Saturday results around the English Premier League were Cardiff City’s 2-1 win over Brighton; Newcastle’s victory over Bournemouth, also by a 2-1 score; Southampton playing Watford to a 1-1 tie; Huddersfield and West Ham 1-1; while Tottenham downed Crystal Palace 1-0.