Claude Puel has thanked the Watford fans for their “fantastic support” with the banners they displayed in memory of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the four others who were killed in the helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium in October.

Watford supporter group, The 1881 Movement, chose to pay their respects to Srivaddhanaprabha by displaying a banner at today’s game.

A gofundme page, which was set up by Roy Moore, saw the initial target smashed so much that a second banner was made in tribute to the other victims of the crash, Kaveporn Punpare, Nusara Suknamai, Izabela Rosa and Eric Swaffer.

Prior to kick-off, the 1881 also confirmed more than £1,700 would be donated to charity.

The unfurling of the banners saw all corners of the King Power Stadium rise to applaud the gesture and Srivaddhanaprabha’s son Aiywatt chose to say thank you by laying on free food and drink for the Hornets fans.

Foxes boss Puel said: “I would like to thank the Watford fans for the banner. I think it’s fantastic support for our chairman’s family. I would like to thank a lot the Watford fans.”