Nantes pay emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala

first_imgNantes Football Club paid an emotional tribute to former striker Emiliano Sala on Wednesday night before their 1-1 home draw with Saint-Etienne.The 28-year-old, whose plane disappeared over an English channel on January 21, has a large photo of him unveiled in the center-circle prior to kick-off, the Nantes starting lineup also played in shirts featuring Sala’s name instead of their own.The Argentine went missing along with pilot David Ibbotson while traveling from Nantes to club Cardiff City.British police and investigators revealed on Wednesday it was likely that two seat cushions that have washed up on the shore in northern France were from the missing plane.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.Caen and former Nantes striker Yacine Bammou, who is a close friend of Sala’s before leaving Les Canaris, was in tears in the stands. The Nantes manager, Vahid Halilhodzic, also struggled to hold to back the tears.“It’s hard to talk about this, it’s a terrible moment, we’re all shocked,” Halilhodzic said before the match against Saint-Etienne, according to Rfi.“He is such a nice, kind, respectful, endearing boy and a true warrior who loved the club.”last_img