Claude Puel reacts to Leicester City's tragic helicopter crash

Mourners Pay Tribute After Helicopter Crash at King Power Stadium in Leicester

It’s been a devastating weekend for Premier League football.

First, Glenn Hoddle suffered a heart attack whilst appearing as a pundit on BT Sport and was rushed to hospital.

At the time of writing, Hoddle is still in a serious condition but is ‘responding well.’

We wish him all the best.

But then, in the evening following Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham at the King Power Stadium, disaster struck.

Leicester owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, left the centre-circle in his helicopter like he usually does.

However, moments later, it spun out of control and crashed to the ground.

Helicopter Accident Outside King Power Stadium In Leicester

Currently, we’re still waiting for further information about who was on board and whether there was any survivors.

BBC have confirmed that Srivaddhanaprabha was on that helicopter, as were two pilots.

There are believed to have been two further passengers.

Nobody wants to speculate about what has happened but the images don’t look good.

Thousands of people have gathered at the King Power on Sunday to pay their tributes by laying flowers on the ground and now Leicester boss Claude Puel has spoken out.

There were some suggestions that Puel may have been on the helicopter but the Frenchman has been contacted and had this to say:

"It's a tragedy for the club," he said in a telephone conversation with Jacques Vendroux of Radio France, per "I think very strongly about the victims and their families.

"I wanted to reassure everyone who cares about me, I'm terribly sad but I'm fine."


Puel, like everyone else, now just prays for some good news.

Leicestershire Police tweeted on Sunday asking for patience while they work with the authorities before releasing a statement.

“We understand that many people are waiting for an update about the helicopter crash at King Power Stadium last night. We are working with a number of other agencies to get an update out to the public and press. Thank you for your patience and all your messages of support.”

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