AT APPROXIMATELY 5.28pm last Saturday the sound of the Post Horn Gallop was heard in a packed King Power Stadium, heralding the appearance of Leicester City and their opponents West Ham United.
For the next two hours the stadium would be filled with the noise from 32,000 supporters as they cheered or groaned at every move on the field.
Three hours later the ground was emptying but the mood changed dramatically to disbelief and shock as the helicopter carrying the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others plunged to the ground in a ball of fire.
He had brought the club from the verge of liquidation and had seen them perform the impossible by winning the Premier League Title in 2015/2016.
To all at the club, from the players to the staff he had become a ‘father figure’ and a friend and he has left a standing legacy for the future.
Having been taken to see Leicester at the age of nine, I have been a fervent follower for the past sixty-seven years and I felt the loss personally, even though I did not know him.
When Jesus Christ died in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, there was also so much sadness and shock felt by the crowds who had flocked to hear him and to follow him.
Christ left us a legacy, which has stood the test of time throughout the centuries and enables us, in todays world, to experience the love of God which is ours in the salvation which Jesus offers to us all
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