English Premier League champions, Leicester City, arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday for a celebration in Thailand after the team’s fairytale success.
Italian manager, Claudio Ranieri and the team arrived at Suvarnnabhumi Airport’s VIP terminal where cheering fans waited.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 18, 2016
This is the first time in the club’s 132-year history that they have won a top competition.
Some Thai fans donned blue shirts with the Leicester City’s team logo to get a glimpse of the players.
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Leicester City has been branded by the Thai fans as “Thailand’s team” who see their recent victory as an inspiration for the Thai people.
“I really wanted to meet the real Leicester today. The team almost drop out of the rank in the previous epl season, but in this season, it was like a true miracle which I think was an inspiration for many Thais,” a Lcfc Thai fan said.
The club is owned by King Power, the duty-free franchise that has made Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, one of Thailand’s richest men.