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EFL Statement: Leicester City

28 October 2018

Leicester City’s Round Four Carabao Cup tie with Southampton, scheduled for Tuesday 30 October, has been postponed.

The decision comes after the devastating events at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening when, shortly after taking off, a helicopter crashed into a stadium car park.

The Club has now confirmed that there were five people on board, including Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and all have tragically lost their lives.

The thoughts and prayers of the EFL and its member Clubs are with the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones, Leicester City Football Club, its supporters and the wider Leicester community.

You can read the official statement published by Leicester City Football Club here.

A rearranged date will be confirmed in due course.

As a mark of respect to those who perished in Saturday’s tragic events, players will wear black armbands at all EFL fixtures (Carabao Cup and League matches) over the next seven days. Clubs will also pay tribute by holding a minute’s silence or minute’s applause (whichever is deemed most appropriate by the home club). EFL Clubs will also be marking Remembrance Day 2018 at fixtures next weekend.

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