Foreign ownership of English football clubs may chip away at game’s core | Richard Williams | Football | The Guardian
On the eve of the home match against Crystal Palace last weekend, the players and staff of Leicester City interrupted their final training session to stand in a circle and observe a minute’s silence in memory of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, whose 70-year reign had ended with his death a few days earlier. The following day, on the pitch at their stadium, they posed for a rather unusual pre-match team picture. Front and centre, held by their captain, Wes Morgan, was a large gold‑framed photograph of the monarch. The players were wearing black armbands. It was one of the strangest images in the history of English football – and, coming in the week of the first signs of a threat to the prosperity of the Premier League, perhaps one of the most significant.