EFL postpone cup tie between Leicester and Southampton after death of Foxes' owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
Leicester confirmed on Sunday night that chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among the five people who died in the helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium.
Following the club's statement, the EFL have moved to postpone the Foxes' League Cup tie against Southampton until further notice.
The match was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 30th but in light of the tragic events of Saturday evening, the game will no longer go ahead.
EFL Statement: @LCFC's Round Four @Carabao_Cup tie with Southampton, scheduled for Tuesday 30 October, has been postponed.
The thoughts and prayers of the EFL and its member Clubs are with the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones.https://t.co/EY1koB5oXt pic.twitter.com/ajIUKqezFz
— EFL (@EFL) October 28, 2018
An online statement from the EFL read:
"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."
The EFL also confirmed that players will wear black armbands at all EFL fixtures - both in the League Cup and in league matches - over the next seven days.
All matches will be preceded by a minute's silence or applause, whichever is deemed more appropriate by the home club.
The EFL statement comes as the football community pay tribute to the five people who tragically lost their lives at the King Power Stadium.