Another example of Leicester having the best chairman

OHL's owner Khun Top (Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha) (JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)
OHL's owner Khun Top (Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha) (JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images) /

This week’s news gave another clear example that Leicester City have as good a chairman that the supporters could ever wish for in Top Srivaddhanaprabha.

When former Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tragically died in a shockingly vivid helicopter accident at the club’s King Power Stadium ground in October 2018, there was an outpouring of sadness and devastation.

When the grief had subsided somewhat – although unfortunately it will never cease for some – Foxes fans pondered the team’s trajectory after being almost spoiled by most wonderful philanthropy of the late owner. The Blue Army also wondered who would take over.

Although Aiyawatt aka Top Srivaddhanaprabha, Vichai’s son and vice-chairman, was an obvious successor to his father. When Top was finally appointed, the Leicester faithful were ever so relieved. Thankfully he wanted the job and has embraced and embodied Vichai’s wisdom, methods and caring capacity. Even donating millions to hospitals and conducting family fun days.

Along with wanting the best for the side: winning cups and entering Europe from an advanced Premier League position. Therefore the entire fan base is more than satisfied with efforts.

Other elements of ownership which made Vichai arguably the best and most loved chair in the country, if not the world – as well as winning League One, the Championship and the premiership – was his unnecessary going of the extra mile in regards of generosity to the Leicester City fans.

Before home and away games, supporters have been given scarves, beer, water, cake, snoods, memorabilia and all sorts of gifts. Something the owners never had to do and are now copied over by others. Top has gladly continued this tradition of magnanimity during his tenure – even taking the charitableness to a further extent.

Firstly the chairman again showed his true nature by paying for 75 Foxes fans’ tickets, travel, food and drink to watch King Power International Group owned OH Leuven play Lommel United last Saturday, in Belgium

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Unfortunately the two-day trip became a three-day one because of bad weather cancelling a ferry. To the rescue came Top once more: providing money for more refreshments and more hotel rooms that extra night for the entire group. Us Foxes sure are lucky! Read more at Leicester Mercury.