It’s been an emotional week for Leicester City.
The tragic death of the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, as well as four others, in a helicopter accident outside the King Power Stadium last Saturday has dominated the build-up to this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
And in the Foxes game against Cardiff this afternoon – their first match since the tragedy – the club’s players, staff and fans held an emotional minute’s silence before kick-off.
Leicester fans travelled in droves to the Cardiff City Stadium, many donning tribute t-shirts provided by the club.
And after a fairly event-free goalless first-half, the Foxes eventually got their goal in the second-half thanks to young winger Demarai Gray.
On the 55th minute, the ball was passed out wide to Ben Chilwell on the left-wing following some patient build-up play.
The wing-back then dinked a low-cross towards the back post, which Gray hit on the half-volley past the goalkeeper.
It was a lovely goal and a spine-tingling moment, as Gray and his Leicester teammates then charged towards the away fans in joint-celebration, with Gray taking off his shirt to reveal a touching message to Srivaddhanaprabha: ‘For Khun Vichai’.
Sadly, Gray was then booked, albeit reluctantly, by referee Lee Probert for removing his shirt.
You can clearly see by the look on the official’s face that it was a yellow card that he really didn’t want to give.
Of course, we’re all a little bit annoyed to see Gray receive the booking.
But Probert will argue he was simply following the Laws of the Game, which states that if a player removes their jersey to reveal a message on a shirt worn underneath, they’ll receive a caution every time.
Crikey, who’d be a referee, eh?
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