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Leicester owner Vichai feared dead as 2 top club officials escape helicopter crash (photos)

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Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared dead after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames at the club’s stadium car park on Saturday night.
According to UK Sun report, Srivaddhanaprabhab’s company’s King Power has reportedly confirmed he was on board on the helicopter, when the crash occurred.
And have promised to issue another statement concerning the crash later today.
Also, BBC’s sources claim a close member of the Srivaddhanaprabhab’s family also confirmed he was on board his helicopter.

The UK Sun report further that the chairman’s son Aiyawatt, who also doubles as the vice-chairman, alongside director of football Jon Rudkin were not on board the helicopter.
Interestingly, the 60-year-old chairman Srivaddhanaprabhab, who watched Leicester City play out a 1-1 draw against West Ham, was captured live on TV leaving the ground.

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The helicopter which took off at around 8.45pm nosedived seconds after making its exit from pitch, less than 200 yards away. before ending up in a ball of flames.
BT Sport pundit Jake Humphrey was captured on camera pointing to the helicopter from the studio during a live broadcast informing viewers of club owner’s exit from the ground.

 

“As you can see the owners are now heading off,” he said.
After the crash was confirmed, the programme was ended abruptly, as the crew was evacuated from the stadium.
Other eyewitnesses have also given their own account of how the crash occurred.

On the other hand, video clips and photos coming out of the King Power stadium showed how the helicopter went down in a ball of flames, leaving onlookers to only watch in horror, from safe distance.
The club’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was spotted crying after the crash outside the stadium as fire crews tried to put off the flames.
Other personalities that witnessed the crash, include Peter Shilton’s wife.

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A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, after an aircraft came down in a car park behind the ground.
“Officers are working alongside the ambulance service, Leicester Fire and Rescue Service, the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Leicester City Football Club to establish the exact circumstances of the collision.”

Equally, the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust confirmed the incident via their tweet.
“We are also in attendance and will update when possible.”

Reacting on Sky News, one Leicester City fan said:
“I hope they’re okay. Doesn’t seem like they have had much of a chance. Just burst into flames.”

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EPL: Pogba claims Man Utd have ‘only one great player” in Solskjaer’s squad

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Paul Pogba’s brother, Mathias, has claimed Manchester United “have only one great player” in their squad.

Pogba publicly stated his intention to leave Old Trafford for a new challenge, but failed to secure a move away, despite interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.

But he has remained at the Theatre of Dreams and brother Mathias says he is focused on the job in hand, because United have only one ‘great player’ in David De Gea.

“Paul knows that he cannot leave Manchester United so he’s going to focus on this season.

“It’s not easy right now, because he has a lot of responsibility in the team. A lot of big players have left.

“The only great player is De Gea, the goalkeeper, which means he’s going to have to put a lot of effort in every game,” Mathias told El Chiringuito.

Pogba has started each of United’s four Premier League games so far this season, but is yet to find the net.

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Alex Ferguson sends powerful message to Cristiano Ronaldo

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Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has sent a message to Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, after the 34-year-old won a record 10th Portuguese Player of the Year award.

We reported that Ronaldo beat Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, to win the award on Tuesday.

Ferguson was among the first to congratulate Ronaldo.

In a touching video message, Ferguson was quoted by Talksport as saying: “Congratulations on a great achievement and a wonderful night you’re going to have in Portugal.

“I’m really sorry I can’t be with you, but I look back and see you as a young lad at 17 years of age who came to Manchester United, how you have progressed as a human being and a fantastic sportsman.

“I want to say to you, and your mother, and all your family, and all of your kids; well done.

“You have been an absolute pleasure for me to have known, to have worked with, and to have seen you progress into the footballer you were.

“So, good luck, have a great night, and well done.”

Ferguson signed Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.

Ronaldo spent six years at Manchester United before he joined Real Madrid.

His relationship with Ferguson is well known with the forward claiming he ‘taught me everything’ and that ‘he was like a father to me’.

Ronaldo was recently included in FIFA’s final three-man shortlist for the Men’s Player of the Year award.

He missed out on the UEFA Player of the Year award to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk last week.

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Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa celebrates son on his 1st birthday

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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa and his wife Julliet Ejue are celebrating their son’s first birthday, today, July 26, 2019.

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Taking to his Instagram page to share these adorable photos of his son, he wrote: May your Birthday, bring loads of joyful and sweet memories in your life. May you have a great and successful year ahead. Happy Birthday, Son.’

Musa also has two children with his divorced wife, Jamila.

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