Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett has derailed the lengths Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel went to in the aftermath of the helicopter tragedy at the King Power Stadium last weekend.
Following the Foxes’ 1-1 draw with West Ham, club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha left the stadium is his usual way, only for his helicopter to crash in the car park.
All five people in the air craft died, including Srivaddhanaprabha, leaving everyone connected with Leicester, none more so than Schmeichel, according to Dorsett.
“He stayed at the King Power Stadium until the early hours of the morning, consoling other members of staff, sharing the grief of Vichai’s closest friends and associates,” Dorsett wrote.
“He was the first to address his teammates, at the training ground on Monday, calling on them to keep delivering Vichai’s vision.
“For all this, he’s grown still further in the hearts of the Leicester fans.”
The reporter witnessed and covered the tragedy, and he went on to derail the incredible relationship between goalkeeper and owner.
“Kasper was the closest of all the Leicester players to Vichai. The two men spent a lot of time together. They enjoyed each other’s company,” he said. “They got on.
“A few years ago, Vichai loaned Schmeichel his helicopter to get him back to a family holiday quickly, after he had to return for an advertising shoot at the club. How poignant that seems now.
“Vichai used to seek Kasper’s counsel when big decisions were pending. The Dane was accused — wrongly — of playing a role in the decision-making process when Claudio Ranieri was controversially sacked in February 2017 just nine months after Leicester had won the title.