SALA – Cardiff City yesterday paid tribute to Emiliano Sala, more than a week after the disappearance of the plane. FC Nantes aside, the Beaujoire is preparing to do the same tonight. In parallel, the survey continues in Guernsey. The latest news.
The essential thing about the disappearance of Emiliano Sala
- Eight days after Emiliano Sala's death, Cardiff City, a club that the Argentine striker had just signed, made a vivid tribute to the game against Arsenal. Tonight, on the occasion of Nantes – Saint-Etienne, the tribute of the Beaujoire is also announced immensely.
- The search for the plane that took Emiliano Sala was resumed last Saturday, in particular, thanks to the money collected by an online kitten, a collection organized by the player's family. Exploration operations, led by oceanographer David Mearns, will focus on the seabed. Emiliano Sala disappeared on Monday, January 21, 2019, during a flight between Nantes and Cardiff. When he had just boarded the plane, Emiliano Sala expressed his concern about the state of the plane and left a message saying, "I'm on the plane, it looks like it's going to fall apart."
- Open investigation into this plane crash will have to clear several gray areas. First, the pilot of the plane, the British David Ibbotson, did not have the license to realize a commercial flight and was not in day in his medical visits. In addition, in the Nantes airport register, a third name was indicated: that of Dave Henderson, a confirmed pilot. The British authorities announced that the investigation could last 12 months.
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FC Nantes indicates on their website that they will also propose tonight's broadcast of Emiliano Sala's tribute live from Beaujoire during the match against Saint-Etienne. "Canal + will broadcast live the first 10 minutes of tonight's game between FC Nantes and AS Saint-Etienne, allowing you to see the pre-match and the beginning of this poster at 8:45 pm," the statement said.
The fans of FC Nantes will be numerous to attend the club's meeting tonight to honor Emiliano Sala during the match against Saint-Etienne, La Beaujoire. This Wednesday afternoon, about 5,000 seats had yet to find buyers. Almost 30,000 people should be in the stadium for this moment of communion.
In addition to the traditional fans' songs and and awaiting the homage of a stadium, tonight in La Beaujoire, recently published pieces specifically dedicated to Emiliano Sala by Internet users in Nantes. This is particularly the case Dylan Lapassade and Sébstien Faugier on Youtube.
It is expected that the stadium of La Beaujoire will be packed tonight to attend the tribute to Emiliano Sala in Nantes – Saint-Etienne. In addition to thousands of anonymous, some former members of the Argentine player decided to make the trip. This is for example the case of defender Koffi Djidji, who wrote this morning on Twitter: "Well landed last night to honor you? Haha? Thanks Torino and especially the coach to give me this day" .
ASSE, who is going to Beaujoire tonight to face Nantes, communicated this morning a message of compassion in his Twitter account:
Recall that the search operations of Emiliano Sala and the missing pilot, abandoned Thursday by the police of Guernsey, were resumed last Saturday, under the impulse of the Argentinean footballer's family, who raised money through an online pot and launched a private operation. The latter was entrusted to the oceanographer David Mearns, accustomed, with his company Blue Water Recoveries, to this type of mission. As the British authorities last week, however, Mearns and his team face many challenges, including the search zone. We also need to deal with complicated climates. After surface explorations by airplanes and boats, David Mearns' team is now planning underwater searches, thanks to a specialized ship, sent from Southampton and expected to work on Sunday. when the weather conditions are more favorable.
In the columns of Ouest-France, on Tuesday, Jordan Veretout, who had the pain of mourning last year with Fiorentina (Davide Astori, the captain, died in his sleep on March 4, 2018) also evoked the back to the competition after a drama like this: "When we entered the pitch, it was strong, but also very different from what the people of Nantes are going to live in. Davide is dead, Emiliano is not. research and hope, we knew there would be demonstrations of supporters. " The player trained in FC Nantes adds that returning to the sport is undoubtedly a good therapy: "The field was the only place where we thought less."
The sports diary is once again dedicated to Emiliano Sala, today, before the Nantes-Saint-Etienne game under the title "Emi forever":
A journalist for the L & # 39; Equipe newspaper went to Lincolnshire, the city where David Ibbotson lived, the pilot of the plane that carried Emiliano Sala and tells how the inhabitants of the city live the tragedy. "We are worried about the guy at home, the friend we lost and not the football player," says a friend of the pilot, "It's horrible for Sala, but Dave too, you came here because a known player is involved in the accident, but you must respect the places and the family.Collele is not the kind of place where you can point, interview everyone.loves, take care of each other, so I can guarantee you will not get anything. "
10:12 – Here is the song for Emiliano Sala, which will be taken up again tonight all over the stadium of La Beaujoire
It will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of Wednesday night: before the game Nantes – Saint-Etienne, when players enter the field, the club offers fans to sing Cantando that was dedicated to Emiliano Sala and that often resounded at Beaujoire, after the goals scored by the Argentine striker. This song was also sung last Tuesday at Place Royale organized by the rally in Nantes:
For the first game of FC Nantes after the disappearance of Emiliano Sala, tomorrow night, facing Saint-Etienne, Vahid Halilhodzic wants a victory to restore the smile to the people of Nantes. Here are some excerpts from his press conference on Monday:
After responding to the disappearance of Emiliano Sala in the West-French columns, Jordan Veretout (formerly Nantes, now at Fiorentina) also confided 20 minutes. The player, who knew Emiliano Sala ("The little I saw, we had a good time together, he was smiling, cool"), had a close relationship last year with the death of his teammate Davide Astori. "Since the tragedy of last week, I think of what we live here," he says. "We were a team made up of very close players, but Davide's death was even closer to us, nothing could happen to us. We fought for him, and above everything, we won for him, we were like a bubble and nobody could go home. "
Cardiff City also honored Emiliano Sala by putting his name on yesterday's scoresheet:
09:17 – Message in the shirt, corner, giant typhus .. FC Nantes specifies the modalities of the homage to Emiliano Sala
FC Nantes yesterday clarified the form that will have, during the match against Saint-Etienne (this Wednesday at 9pm), the tribute to Emiliano Sala, has disappeared for more than a week now. For having used with passion and pride the shirt of Nantes for four seasons, Abdoulaye Toure and his teammates will also face the yellow tunic "Sala" of Saint-Etienne, with, below its number, message "Animo Emi" (Courage Emi "in Spanish), says the press release on the Canaries website. The club also announces: "Many supports will be brought to him, according to the choices of the family, who wish to keep hope. Thus, there will be neither a minute of silence nor a minute of waxed applause … where his portrait will be placed in the center circle during the whole pre-match … Valentin Rongier and his family will also warm up with a shirt with their effigy, with the inscription "We love you Emi" The pre-game will also be marked by the transmission in giant screens of photos and videos redoing their four beautiful seasons at FC Nantes. A typhus around the stadium will be erected, and there will be no music for the entrance of the players, so that the whole stadium will sing again to its glory.. Finally, Yellow and Green will evolve with a green clamp, the color of hope, around the arm. "The excitement promises to be gigantic at La Beaujoire tonight …
09:08 – Nantes fans evoke Emiliano Sala
In its edition of the day, the newspaper L & # 39; Equipe gives the floor to several inhabitants Nantes a few hours from Nantes – Saint-Etienne and the homage of Beaujoire to Emiliano Sala. "Everyone followed his transfer to Cardiff," said one of them, "when I heard the news, I felt shivers, and I do not think it's normal that there's only one driver on the plane, without being a defender of Nantes, I have the impression a bit like a friend who took a plane and who had a terrible accident. It is also to see how much the people of Nantes really identify with their club when they met for him.
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The Argentine footballer boarded the PA 46 Malibu light plane, "The Piper Malibu," early on Monday night. This passenger plane took off at 20:15 from the airport of Nantes-Atlantique, with two people inside, the pilot David Ibbotson and Emiliano Sala, towards Cardiff (Wales). Scottish agent Jack McKay, involved in the transfer from Sala to Cardiff, confirmed that he had arranged the flight but said he was not the owner of the plane. The pilot who was in charge of the plane that took Emiliano Sala to Cardiff was a man named David Ibbotson, who had "more than 22 years of experience in international legal and financial services, especially in the banking areas.", According to Ocean Press. In addition, according to Ouest-France, another pilot, Dave Henderson, was a priori that he should board the plane with the player, but would have finally decided, at the last moment, not to board. Information denied by last. Current research focuses on this gray area.
The plane that boarded Emiliano Sala had disappeared from the radars at around 21:23 on Monday, January 21, after a message from the pilot requesting permission to lower the altitude and another message of no help received. The aircraft was flying approximately 700 meters when it lost contact. "What we do not know is if it was a controlled descent or if it was injured in the water," John Fitzgerald, one of the researchers, said last week that he believed the aircraft could go into flight or collide with water. The total electrical fault thesis seems more likely, according to Fitzgerald. The causes of the accident remain one of the mysteries related to this disappearance.
The death of Emiliano Sala and the pilot of the plane were clearly evoked last Tuesday by the researchers. Asked about their chances of survival, John Fitzgerald, one of the researchers, said: "If they are really in the water, then I would say no." The announcement of the termination of this search last Thursday suggests that rescue workers have given up all hope of finding the two men alive. The family of Emiliano Sala wants, she clings to the small hope that he will remain and therefore organized more research.
An important search device was launched Monday night by Guernsey police after the disappearance of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala, then re-released on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to no avail. Emiliano Sala's plane was mainly sought in the Alderney area, in the Channel Islands. On Thursday afternoon, Guernsey police said he was definitely stopping the search to try to find the football player and his driver. They returned on Saturday after mobilizing the player's family, who managed to raise funds through an online kitten. This new private operation is led by David Mearns, specialist in this type of interventions and will be responsible, in particular, for exploring the seabed.
After the search was halted by Guernsey police, Emiliano Sala's family decided to launch an online kitten to fund a resumption of research by a private organization. The goal was achieved and the search was resumed on Saturday. The goal of 300,000 euros that was given was largely exceeded this weekend. This Tuesday, the total reaches almost 350 thousand euros and the donations continue arriving. Many anonymous and all the family of the soccer has mobilized in the last days. The most generous donors are Kylian Mbappé (30,010 euros), Adrien Rabiot (25,000 euros), Sport Cover, the company of Messa N & # 39; Diaye, the agent of the Room (20,000 euros), Dimitri Payet (10,000 euros). ), the professional football league (10,000 euros), Alassane Pléa (8,000 euros), the Kita family (6,000 euros), the UNFP (5,000 euros) …
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