Sheffield Wednesday to fly flags half-mast for 30 days for Thai king

Sheffield Wednesday will fly Hillsborough flags half-mast for 30 days for Thai king
Sheffield Wednesday will fly Hillsborough flags half-mast for 30 days for Thai king
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Sheffield Wednesday, on behalf of chairman Dejphon Chansiri, have just added the club’s condolences to those sent worldwide to Thailand following death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The 88-year was the world's longest reigning monarch with 70 years on the throne.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej with US president Barack Obama

King Bhumibol Adulyadej with US president Barack Obama

The club confirmed: "As a mark of respect, flags at Hillsborough will fly at half-mast for 30 days".

The king, hailed for his skills as a diplomat and ability to reach out to ordinary people, leaves the country's monarchy stronger than at his accession in June 1946.

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-ocha said: "He is now in heaven and may be looking over Thai citizens from there.”

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri