Former Leicester player defends Khun Top Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /
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Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Former Leicester City player Matt Piper has defended Foxes chairman Aiyawatt ‘Khun Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha because a section of the Blue Army has criticised him for not getting rid of Brendan Rodgers.

In fairness to Piper, he typically speaks sense in a straight forward manner. Everyone can generally understand, appreciate and get on board with that. In this instance the ex-Fox felt it necessary to back the ownership; they are undoubtedly proprietors that the vast majority of us Blue Army members support, and to whom we are grateful.

The BBC Radio Leicester Sport pundit was upset due to some Leicester fans ‘calling out‘ Khun Top, which he thinks is unjustified. The fanbase as a whole were initially irritated at the lack of transfer activity in the previous transfer window. Yet most understand funding issues originating from the latter’s Duty Free business being affected dramatically over the last two and a half years or so. In addition to a precarious Financial Fair Play situation.

Another reason for a disgruntled faithful is Brendan Rodgers not being sacked. But only a small minority of so-called supporters are ignorant enough, in this writer’s view, to directly slam the owner over this matter.

‘Pipes’ said there is “no way” that Top should receive backlash for continuing with the Northern Irishman. There are no appropriate candidates available, the former adds; he believes the club are of the same opinion. Furthermore, Piper suggests that the Srivaddhanaprabha family care deeply for LCFC, Foxes of Leicester concur.

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The Denmark international even got on the scoresheet. Although that was for the west London team through an own goal, which set the tempo on the night. If you were not aware, Vestergaard actually rejected a move to Craven Cottage during the past summer. Leicester fans certainly wished for the opposite outcome there.

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