Sala: Mbappe donates £27k to search for missing pilot

Sala: Mbappe donates £27k to search for missing pilot

Sala: Mbappe donates £27k to search for missing pilot

Cardiff City's first match after the body of its late striker Emiliano Sala was recovered from the English Channel was overshadowed by an outrageous lack of respect from a couple of Southampton fans.

The inquest was opened at Dorset Coroner's Court in Bournemouth today as a fundraising appeal for the search of missing pilot David Ibbotson rose to £150,000.

SOCCER star Emiliano Sala died from head injuries and had to be identified by his fingerprints when the plane he was travelling on crashed into the ocean, an inquest has heard.

The two clubs, Cardiff City and Nantes are preparing to fight a legal suit over Sala's £15m transfer fee.

After the Piper Malibu N264DB disappeared from radar, air traffic control alerted Her Majesty's Coastguard at 8:23 p.m. local time, prompting a massive search that was hindered by bad weather.

British police said that the body retrieved from the wreckage had been formally identified as Sala. The gestured were hugely inappropriate after it was recently confirmed that the body retrieved from the plane wreck at the bottom of the sea was indeed that of Emiliano Sala.

So far, the body of Sala has been found, but Ibbotson is still missing, presumed dead.

TWO Southampton Football Club supporters were detained by Hampshire police after appearing to make "aeroplane gestures" to Cardiff fans - mocking the death of Emiliano Sala.

Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who excelled when he himself was the club's striker, said he felt a special attachment to Sala, who he described as a "lovely lad".

A page raising funds to continue the search for David Ibbotson, who was flying the plane carrying the Argentine footballer when it crashed in the Channel, was set up on Friday.

PSG forward Mbappe, whose full name is Kylian Mbappe Lottin, placed the donation with the following name Elie Lottin.

But Warnock believes his players will benefit from time with their families following the death of the club's record signing Emilano Sala.

Related news