West Ham United Club Statement

A candle of remembrance burns outside the King Power Stadium


The thoughts of everyone at West Ham United are with the directors, players, staff, supporters and all connected with Leicester City Football Club following the devastating events at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.

We would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at this sad and tragic time. His immense contribution to Leicester City FC, the city of Leicester and English football will never be forgotten. Our condolences also go to the other families affected by the tragedy.

We would also like to express our admiration for the emergency services who responded so swiftly and with such bravery, and offer our support to anyone, including any West Ham United supporters, who may have witnessed the tragedy.

The West Ham United family offer our continued support and best wishes to our friends at Leicester at this time.

Anyone who is affected or feeling overwhelmed by what they may have witnessed can contact Samaritans for emotional support on 116 123. This number is free to call from any phone at any time and won't show up on your phone bill. Or you can email [email protected] or go to www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch of Samaritans, where you can talk to one of their trained volunteers face to face.