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When Leicester’s League Cup tie against Southampton was postponed, it meant that our visit to the King Power Stadium would be their first home game following the helicopter crash, which took the lives of five people, including their chairman Vichai Srividdhanaprabha two weeks earlier.

Leicester 5It was clear that this would be no ordinary game for the Leicester fans and, as such, we made immediate contact with them to ask if there was anything they would like us to do both ahead of the day and at the game.

Following discussions at both Leicester and Burnley, It was considered that it would be suitable if both sets of fans could lay wreaths side by side and that is what we were able to do at the memorial site ahead of Saturday’s game, two wreaths in different colours but with the two sets of fans stood together as one, the Burnley fans supporting the Leicester fans at this very difficult time for them.

The five Leicester groups who came together to lay their wreath were Union FS, DSA, Foxes Pride, Leicester City Supporters Club and Foxes Trust while the Burnley wreath came from Burnley FC Supporters’ Groups which represents Accrington Clarets, Boundary Clarets, Burnley Football Supporters’ Club, Central Lancs Clarets, Colne Clarets, Disabled Supporters Group, Earby Clarets, London Clarets, North Manchester Clarets, Rossendale Clarets, South West Clarets, Skipton Clarets and West Yorkshire Clarets.

leicester 6On the top photographs, Ian Bason (Foxes Trust), Amy Ginnetta (LCSC) and Emily Burditt (Union FS) are pictured with the Leicester wreath while Chris Wells, John Robertson, Marcus and Ryan Dickinson and Tony Scholes stand outside the King Power Stadium with the Burnley wreath.

Chris is then seen laying the wreath on our behalf , flanked by Leicester fans Sandra Fixter (DSA) and Graeme Smith (Foxes Pride).

Our thoughts remain with Leicester at this difficult time for them and Up the Clarets would like to thank Foxes Trust for the photographs used in this article.

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