Peter Schmeichel Admits ‘Pride’ Over Son Kasper’s Reaction After Leicester Helicopter Crash

3 min


0

​Former ​Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has admitted that he was ‘proud’ of son Kasper in the immediate aftermath of the ​Leicester City helicopter crash.

It has been revealed that his son Kasper ‘ran towards the burning helicopter’ in order to help those on board. His brave efforts were in vain as Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others on board lost their lives in a tragedy that has truly rocked the football world.

FBL-ENG-PR-LEICESTER-BURNLEY

Shortly after Leicester City’s 1-1 home draw against West Ham – the Leicester owner’s helicopter lost control just minutes after take-off and crashed into a car park just outside the King Power Stadium.

The former Man Utd great spoke of the pride for his son following the tragic scenes when speaking to BBC Radio 5, saying: “I’m proud of his reaction as the first thing he wants to do is help.”

However, he also made reference to the ‘anger’ he felt for Kasper’s safety when he said: “He was running towards a burning helicopter. You don’t want your kids to do that.” 

Do you enjoy Down The Wing?

Since the tragic incident on October 27th, Schmeichel has admitted his son is coping and is now a ‘pillar of the Leicester community’. 

Kasper has received praise over his respectable and sensitive handling of the situation – along with other senior players Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan – he has become the senior spokesman for their club during this difficult period.

Mourners Pay Tribute After Leicester City Helicopter Crash

The ex-Man Utd shot-stopper described his son as ‘a respectful, thoughtful and sensitive man’ – something which Schmeichel senior admits is a rarity in the modern day admitting ‘there are not too many around’.

“He’s done exceptionally well. He’s come through a difficult time and I’ve tried to read his emotions and hopefully it won’t be a big reaction,” he added.

It has been clear to see the effect of the tragedy on the whole community – not just football fans -as ​Kasper Schmeichel has spoken of the admiration and friendship felt by many who knew Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – the man known as ‘The Boss’. 


Like it? Share with your friends!

0
DownTheWing

Legend

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format