Son of tragic Leicester owner gives Watford fans free food and drink in amazing ‘thank you’ gesture for touching banner

LEICESTER vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha responded to a touching banner tribute to his dad from Watford fans by giving them all free food and drink.

The King Power Stadium rose as one for a standing ovation after away supporters unveiled the huge "Thank you Vichai" message, just over a month since the Foxes’ chairman died in a helicopter crash following a home game against West Ham.

Son of tragic Leicester owner gives Watford fans free food and drink in amazing ‘thank you’ gesture for touching bannerGetty Images – Getty6 Watford fans pay their respects to late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a huge banner that was then passed to home fans

Vichai's son Aiyawatt called the gesture "amazing" and added "#atfootballfamily" as he tweeted the offer of free refreshments.

The Hornets' banner had been unfurled in the away end ahead of kick-off before being handed to home supporters.

It read: “Thank you Vichai for allowing us all to dream. Rest in peace.”

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha watched on, clearly touched, as he arrived at the seat where he used to sit alongside his father.

Son of tragic Leicester owner gives Watford fans free food and drink in amazing ‘thank you’ gesture for touching banner6
Son of tragic Leicester owner gives Watford fans free food and drink in amazing ‘thank you’ gesture for touching bannerPA:Press Association6 Supporters all around the King Power Stadium united for a standing ovation as the banner

Foxes fans were quick to greet him with hand shakes and messages of support.

Aiyawatt showed his emotion as he puffed out his cheeks and looked out at the supporters who have shown their love for his father.

He then watched on as Leicester won the match 2-0 with goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.

It comes just days after Prince William and Kate met with Aiyawatt at the King Power Stadium as they paid their respects to Vichai.

Son of tragic Leicester owner gives Watford fans free food and drink in amazing ‘thank you’ gesture for touching bannerGetty – Contributor6 Leicester ice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha watches on as the banner is unveiled
Son of tragic Leicester owner gives Watford fans free food and drink in amazing ‘thank you’ gesture for touching bannerGetty – Contributor6 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is remembered in many ways – including Christmas baubles

In the match day programme, Aiyawatt wrote: “It was an amazing personal gesture for Their Royal Highnesses to visit us and to pay tribute to my father and those that lost their lives here on 27 October.

“I was so proud to be able to demonstrate how this city, our community, has come together in response to the accident.”

Son of tragic Leicester owner gives Watford fans free food and drink in amazing ‘thank you’ gesture for touching bannerGetty Images – Getty6 The tribute to his dad from Watford fans led to Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha providing free food to away supporters

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