Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mahrez Tribute to Foxes Owner

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mahrez Tribute to Foxes Owner

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RIYAD Mahrez dedicated his matchwinning goal for City against Tottenham to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who tragically died in Saturday's helicopter disaster.

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to lose their lives in the tragedy, that saw the helicopter carrying the travelling party crash outside the King Power Stadium after Leicester's game against West Ham.

Mahrez scored after nine minutes at Wembley and paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha, who he said was like a father figure to him. He said: "It's been very, very difficult for me. It's not easy. The boss was very special to me.

"I spent four-and-a-half years there [at Leicester]. My memories of him are of such a good person, such a good person. It's so sad.

"That was for him tonight. …

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