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Millwall fans face court for sick gesture mocking tragic Leicester City chairman’s helicopter crash ahead of FA Cup tie

TWO Millwall fans face court for mocking the tragic death of Leicester City’s former chairman ahead of the club’s FA Cup tie.

Footage shared on social media appeared to show the supporters making sick gestures towards the away stand at The Den stadium this afternoon.

Footage appeared to show two Millwall fans making sick gestures

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Footage appeared to show two Millwall fans making sick gesturesCredit: X
The incident happened at The Den stadium in London

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The incident happened at The Den stadium in LondonCredit: X
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tragically died in a helicopter crash in 2018

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tragically died in a helicopter crash in 2018Credit: AP:Associated Press

Thai billionaire businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 60, was among five killed when the chopper spun out of control while taking off from the King Power Stadium.

Staff at Millwall’s ground, located in Bermondsey, south-east London, were also reportedly seen speaking to them.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Two men were detained and ejected from the ground.

“They will each be summonsed for an offence under the Public Order Act.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate a third man in connection with the incident.”

Neither clubs have commented on the incident yet.

The Championship leaders, who won the FA Cup in 2021, saw off the Lions 3-2 in the third round fixture following a 12.30pm kickoff.

The helicopter pilot nearly saved Srivaddhanaprabha in 2018 with a miracle landing after the rotor failed.

Crash investigators described the seizure of the tail rotor’s duplex bearing as a “catastrophic and irrecoverable failure” which caused it to dramatically spiral out of control.

The helicopter spun around five times within 14 seconds as it plummeted perilously over a busy public car park from 430ft, an official report revealed.

Pilot Eric Swaffer, 53, narrowly avoided mass tragedy despite screaming “I’ve no idea what’s going on” while likely startled and disorientated in the dark.

He managed to perfectly perform every emergency action and even cushioned the blow by expertly pulling the collective control.

But the lower left-hand side of the Leonardo AW169 smashed into a half-metre-high concrete step which caused a significant fuel leak igniting within a minute.

Leicester City saw off Millwall 3-2 in the third round FA Cup tie

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Leicester City saw off Millwall 3-2 in the third round FA Cup tieCredit: Getty

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