Leicester helicopter crash: Sporting world sends messages of support

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first_imgThe thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with @LCFC and those affected by tonight’s incident at King Power Stadium.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2018 Footballers and high-profile sporting figures have expressed their shock at the helicopter crash which is feared to have left Leicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dead.The helicopter spiralled out of control just moments after taking off from the pitch at the King Power Stadium following the Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday.It crashed into a staff car park at the stadium and was engulfed in flames. The helicopter pictured just shortly before it took off The mangled wreckage of the helicopter pictured Speechless..😞😞🙏🏼🙏🏼— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) October 27, 2018 We join the rest of the football community in sending our thoughts and prayers to all those affected following the terrible tragedy at Leicester City tonight.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) October 27, 2018 The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Leicester City and those affected by events at the King Power Stadium this evening.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 27, 2018 My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Leicester City, horrific pictures on the news, I pray everyone is ok. I can confirm everyone from WHU has safely left the stadium.— Lady Karren Brady (@karren_brady) October 27, 2018 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 27, 2018 2 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) October 27, 2018center_img 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💙💙💙💙— Andy King (@AndyKingy) October 27, 2018 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 #leicester— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) October 27, 2018West Ham footballers also shared their shock, with Pablo Zabaleta tweeting: “My thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in the helicopter accident at Leicester City.”Baroness Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Leicester City, horrific pictures on the news, I pray everyone is ok. I can confirm everyone from WHU has safely left the stadium.”Jonathan Ashworth, MP for Leicester South, described “awful, horrific scenes” at the stadium, tweeting: “I’ve been in touch with our emergency services and thanked them for responding so quickly. Our hopes and prayers for all those caught up in this desperately awful incident.”Dozens of English football clubs and players from rival teams also tweeted their support for Leicester, while the Football Association said: “Our thoughts are with all at @LCFC following the major incident after their game at the King Power Stadium tonight.” Police have yet to release any information about the condition of the pilot or any passengers.But a source close to the family has told BBC news that Srivaddhanaprabha was on board the aircraft.As news of the crash quickly spread, players and pundits alike shared their horror at the events following the game between Leicester and West Ham.BBC Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker tweeted shortly after the incident that the crash “looks horrendous”, adding: “Not sure yet if any, or how many casualties. Thoughts with everyone concerned.” Helicopter crash looks horrendous. Not sure yet if any, or how many casualties. Thoughts with everyone concerned. https://t.co/wtQ8jGMuUE— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2018He later said it was the “most difficult @BBCMOTD I’ve ever hosted”, calling the crash a “terrible tragedy” and “heartbreaking”.BT Sport host Jake Humphrey said everyone was evacuated from the stadium in the aftermath of the incident, adding that “huge numbers” of emergency service crews were at the scene.“Thoughts and love to all involved,” he tweeted. “A day I can’t wait to end.”Robbie Savage called it an “absolutely terrible terrible day”, while Gabby Logan said she could not stop thinking of the club.Several Leicester City players tweeted praying hands emojis, including Harry Maguire, Andy King and Jamie Vardy, while former player Riyad Mahrez also expressed his support. Thoughts & prayers for everyone concerned in Leicester helicopter crash… very sad and frightening..— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) October 27, 2018 2 The thoughts of all at West Ham United are with everybody at Leicester City at this time.— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 27, 2018 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) October 27, 2018 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/NBglkxUUUs— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) October 27, 2018last_img

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