Southampton’s Tuesday night Carabao Cup tie with Leicester City has been postponed after the tragic events at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed near the stadium shortly after taking off following the club’s 1-1 home draw with West Ham United.
Srivaddhanaprabha and four others on board the helicopter tragically passed away following the crash.
Claude Puel’s Leicester players were set to train on Sunday morning, but training was understandably cancelled. The club also postponed their Women’s Championship and reserve matches scheduled for Sunday.
Southampton released the below statement:
Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup game between Leicester City and Southampton has been postponed.
Both clubs, in conjunction with the relevant authorities, took the decision not to play the match in light of the helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The thoughts of all of us at Southampton Football Club remain with our colleagues at Leicester, the Srivaddhanaprabha family and everyone affected by the tragic incident.
Details of a rearranged date for the fourth-round game, as well as ticketing arrangements, are not available at this stage and will be released in due course.