Chris Kamara left in tears on Good Morning Britain over Leicester City boss' helicopter crash
29 October 2018, 11:06 | Updated: 29 October 2018, 11:16
Chris Kamara admitted it was the hardest interview he's ever had to do, as he paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the Leicester helicopter crash on Saturday.
Former professional footballer Chris Kamara, 60, paid an emotional tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who lost his life in a helicopter crash along with two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz, on Saturday.
Speaking to Susanna Reid and Adil Ray on GMB, the Sky Sports presenter said: "You just thought, ‘Please God everyone be okay.’"
He added: “It’s so sad. The whole of football is in mourning.
“This fella [Srivaddhanaprabha] was a very likeable man. The players loved him. He was a different chairman.”
The tragic accident occurred outside King Power stadium on Saturday afternoon, just after Leicester City clawed back a 1-1 draw against West Ham, equalising in the final minute of the game.
Witnesses reported that the helicopter had just cleared King Power Stadium before spiralling out of control and crashing to the ground in a fireball.
Tributes have poured in for the victims, including from the likes of England stars Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy, and Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker.
In a touching tribute to the tragedy, Wembley Stadium also donned blue and white colours, along with the Leicester City badge on Sunday night.