Coventry City owner slams 'disgraceful' banners shown before Leicester clash - The Coventry Observer

Coventry City owner slams 'disgraceful' banners shown before Leicester clash

Coventry Editorial 16th Jan, 2024   0

COVENTRY City owner Doug King has released a statement condemning the ‘disgraceful’ banners displayed before the Sky Blues clash with Leicester.

The club is working alongside West Midlands Police to identify those who placed the banners along the M69 on Saturday.

Warwickshire Police is also investigating reports of an ‘offensive’ banner with a picture of a helicopter on fire was hung over the A444 ahead of the match.

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash in 2018.

Mr King said there was no place for this behaviour in football or any part of society and said anyone who is identified as being involved with this would be permanently banned from our Club.

“The late owner of Leicester City and his family have done and continue to do a magnificent job in supporting their Club and their City with huge passion and generosity.

“As a new owner, their journey is one that I have followed and continue to draw inspiration from.

“The huge occasion on Saturday was soured for us at Coventry City because of these events, and we all hope never to see these incidents repeated again.”

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