The vice-chairman of Leicester City, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, has urged the Premier League champions to be on their best behaviour during their upcoming visit to Thailand.
The Foxes landed in hot water last season when youth players Tom Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson were involved in an ugly incident during the club’s visit to Thailand.
All three of the youngsters were sacked after an internal investigation revealed that the were racially abusing a group of women while performing sex acts in a hotel room during their post-season trip to Thailand.
Aiyawatt, who is the son of Foxes owner Vichai, has urged the team to be model professionals during their upcoming trip, particularly since they are now Premier League champions.
“I want them to see the Thai people, how welcome they are,” Aiyawatt said, before adding that there can be no repeat of last year’s incident.
“They are massive now and they want to say thank you to the Thai fans. The players need privacy as well, but I’ve talked to them and they know they need to treat everything well.
“You are popular, that is great, and people come to see you because they admire you and they want to talk to you. They will talk to you like you’re their son, so be proud and enjoy it. Don’t just think about the privacy time.”
Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson, who is the father of one of the axed trio, was sacked in the aftermath of the above-mentioned internal investigation due to an apparent breakdown in communication between him and the club’s owners.
His removal ultimately led to the appointment of former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri to the King Power Stadium hot-seat.