Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Along with the rest of the football fan community, we send our condolences to everyone affected by Saturday night’s helicopter crash.

If you follow our Twitter feed, you will have seen much moaning from me about the Leeds United handball which robbed the Reds of two points on Saturday; personally I wanted to wait until there was official confirmation from Leicester, at a time when there was unhelpful speculation via the press and social media.

Included in the usual mass of bad taste on the internet, were some fans of other clubs apparently wishing that it had been their owners. One in particular (who shall not be named) merely gave a bad name to blogs, fanzines and supporter-generated content, and we unequivocally condemn this. You would have thought that given their club’s history, the owner of that feed would know better.

Nottingham Forest supporters know what it is like to prematurely lose a chairman and owner who deeply cared about his club, who supported local causes, and was a quiet person who preferred to stay out of the limelight where possible. We stand with you and although the circumstances are very different, we can empathise with your pain.

Rich Ferraro and the Forest Ramble Team