Cardiff City

Sean Morrison reveals how news of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha passing affected team mate Sol Bamba

Sean Morrison has admitted how Sol Bamba reacted to the news that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had passed away during last weekend’s helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium.

The Ivory Coast international made 52 appearances during the one season he spent at Leicester City, in 2011/2012, scoring on three occasions.

And Morrison was speaking ahead of today’s game at the Cardiff City Stadium on the chilling events of what went on at the King Power Stadium last weekend.

“It has been an extremely difficult week. When something like this happens – you stop and think. I am sure it has been extremely tough for them. We have just got to prepare and get on with preparing for the game on Saturday,” said the Bluebirds captain.

Embed from Getty Images

He went onto express how downbeat his defensive partner, Bamba was, regarding the news of the tragedy – which took five lives in total. “Sol was extremely taken back by the news.

“He is somebody who knows the club well. But thankfully he hasn’t been too down in the dumps or anything like that.”

The 27-year-old went onto praise the Cardiff City faithful and feels that they will be no different to any other game and the players will be respectful to the Foxes players, who have paid various tributes towards Srivaddhanaprabha throughout this week.

Embed from Getty Images

“The Cardiff fans have been incredible this year – I think Cardiff have got one of the best fan-bases in the country and tomorrow they will show that.

“We are going to pay our respects in the best way we can.”

(Feature image: Jon Candy)