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Leicester City players pray at Bangkok temple for late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City players pray at Bangkok temple for late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

"It has been one of the hardest weeks that myself and the lads have had to go through".

Boss Claude Puel said after the tragedy - which occurred shortly after the Foxes' 1-1 draw with West Ham on October 27 - that Schmeichel had witnessed "terrible things".

Gray's booking under disciplinary protocol provoked a fierce debate on social media, with many fans believing Probert should have ignored the letter of the law and not brandished a yellow card given the highly-charged circumstances.

"It was important to find the balance between emotion, self-control and desire". But we wanted to do it for the chairman and his family.

But the mood changed when referee Probert followed the letter of the law and booked Gray under a mandatory Federation Internationale de Football Association rule that says players must not remove their shirt over their head.

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In what appeared a pre-planned move, the 22-year-old immediately whipped off his top to reveal an undershirt saying "For Khun Vichai" in memory of the Thai billionaire.

Leicester City players attended the funeral for club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in a helicopter crash a week ago, at a Bangkok temple on Sunday on the second day of a ceremony due to last one week.

"We come back in the middle of the week, then we have to prepare for a game (against Burnley) in front of our fans".

"But I think it is fantastic to finish this game and this situation with a win and a good game".

Cardiff fell into the bottom three as Newcastle climbed above them with a first win of the season.

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As the players emerged from the tunnel, both sets of fans unfurled giant banners bearing the words "RIP Vichai", with Cardiff supporters passing theirs to their Leicester counterparts in a show of unity.

"It's been a unusual week, surreal really, and I'm glad it's out of the way if I'm honest", Warnock said. "There are a lot of exhausted people in there now but I am proud of this team and the club, the way everyone has handled themselves has been unbelievable". It was quite emotional out there.

"I think it will be a odd atmosphere before kick-off, and I don't think anybody knows what sort of game it will be".

"But their players and our players will appreciate they can give 90 minutes and get it out of their system".

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