Leicester Tigers chairman Peter Tom says football counterpart Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has made “a lasting legacy” in the city.
In his programme notes for last Saturday’s home game against Worcester Warriors, which was preceded by a tribute to the Leicester City chairman who was among five people killed in a helicopter crash a week earlier, Tigers chairman Tom said: “The city of Leicester is still coming to terms with the tragic events of last Saturday evening. It was a massive shock and we were all deeply saddened by the tragedy.
“On behalf of everyone at the club, I send sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Vichai, to the families of all involved in the tragedy and to everyone associated with the football club at this time.
“City’s remarkable Premier League title win in 2016 under Vichai’s ownership attracted unprecedented interest in the city from all over the world and his commitment to his club has undoubtedly made a lasting contribution to our city and county.
“Leicester remains the Sporting Capital and all of our clubs have enjoyed each other’s successes. But sport also brings people together to help each other in the bad times and I know all of our friends at City have had enormous support from around the world this week.”