Disappointed by Disrespectful Action
Leicester City have issued a statement about the shocking incident at Millwall.
Leicester City posted a statement on its official website on the 13th, saying, “The club is disappointed by the rude behavior of a small number of its supporters. We ridiculed a tragic incident that deeply affected our club and the community. Such behavior contrasts with the value of respect and unity that soccer must embody.”
“We condemn this action and thank Coventry City and the football community for joining us in bringing this incident to the attention of the authorities concerned. We will work with all parties to identify and respond appropriately to those involved,” he explained.
The incident took place on Wednesday. Leicester faced Coventry City in the 27th round of the 2023/24 season English Championship. A photo of a helicopter exploding in the match was caught in the stands.
A similar incident happened on the 6th . It happened in a Millwall match against Leicester in the third round of the 2023/24 FA Cup in The Den, located in London, England. Leicester won 3-2. 토토
A shocking video spread on social media after the match. According to the British media Daily Mail, the three Millwall fans in the video re-enacted how something was falling while spinning with their fingers. They repeated similar actions with their hands.
Such behavior ridiculed the past death of Leicester Vachai Srivaddhanaprabha. Vachai owned the team when Leicester won the English Premier League in the 2015/16 season. He is famous for setting a milestone in the club’s history.
The owner of Vachai died in a tragic helicopter crash in 2018. It was a terrible accident, killing five people, including Vachai’s owner and the pilot. The accident was known and the entire Leicester club was in shock. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel even shed tears.
Leicester held a memorial ceremony before the match after owner Bachai became a star in the sky. After scoring, the team also held a ceremony to commemorate owner Bachai.
It is one of the most painful memories in Leicester’s history. However, a small number of fans mocked it. Coventry fans made photos of the accident into banners, and Millwall fans in the video mocked Leicester fans with helicopter crash gestures.
Fortunately, Coventry immediately removed the banner and are identifying local police and those who displayed it. Millwall fans were immediately removed from the stadium.