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Maradona, Aguero, Mbappe, others pen touching tribute in memory of Emiliano Sala

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Maradona, Aguero, Mbappe, others pen touching tribute in memory of Emiliano Sala

Renowned footballers and sports enthusiasts have paid tribute to Cardiff City star, Emiliano Sala after his body was found in the wreckage of a plane which crashed in the English Channel.

Many took to their social media handles to share their favourite photos of the 28-year-old football star who was en route to Cardiff after having completed a club-record transfer from Ligue 1 side Nantes.

Recall that on January 21, the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared with Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on board.

Some of his colleagues shared clips from his last match while praying for his family in these difficult times.

Players like Mesut Ozil, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, Kylian Mbappé, Alexandre Lacazette, Luke Shaw and Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, ane many more sent their heartfelt condolence to Sala’s family.

His club, Cardiff City FC, also released a touching statement on its official page.

‏”It is with great sadness that we report the following statement, issued on February 7th 2019 by the Dorset Police:

“The body brought to Portland Port today, Thursday 7 February 2019, has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala.

“The families of Mr Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.”

“We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano. He and David will forever remain in our thoughts. #CityAsOne,” the statement reads.

Diego Maradona wrote on Instagram: “I am very sorry for this sad news. Many of us kept a light of hope for you, Emiliano. I send a big hug to your family and friends, and I thank the Argentines for the respect of colleagues and fans from all over the world. See you, Emiliano! #RecenPorSala #PrayForSala

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RIP EMI 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

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