For a few days now, there had been speculation about Cardiff footballer Emiliano Sala’s plane going missing. A couple of days ago, the plane was found in the English Channel and Sala's body was recovered from the wreckage. In these difficult times, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Mesut Ozil have come together to pay tributes to the 28-year-old footballer. Each of these footballers took to social media to pay tributes to the footballer. Emiliano Sala, Cardiff City Footballer, on Board Missing Flight, Feared Dead.
Sala’s family released an official statement and said, “We can now begin to mourn our son and our brother. We would like to thank you for all of your signs of affection and support in the most painful time of our life. “To see everyone doing everything possible to join us in the search has been a precious help to us.” Check out Ronaldo’s post below.
Another post by CR7.
Here’s what Lionel Messi wrote.
Here's another post from Messi.
Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil also paid tributes to the footballer.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) February 7, 2019
The official account of Barcelona also paid tributes to Sala.
Emiliano Sala (1990-2019)
Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/w3F7kt1d5Z
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 7, 2019
Wayne Rooney also posted a tweet.
Rest in peace Emiliano Sala. Thoughts are with friends and family 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/9BnTKEawgz
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 8, 2019
Sala’s club Cardiff City also released a statement on social media.
Club Statement (07/02/19): https://t.co/ib8zJfWzvC
Forever in our thoughts 💙
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) February 7, 2019
The official account of Burnley also posted their tributes and said that the team will be wearing black bands.
Burnley will wear black armbands at Brighton tomorrow following the tragic news regarding the death of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of both Emiliano, David Ibbotson and our friends at Cardiff City Football Club. pic.twitter.com/M7PslC6ByF
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) February 8, 2019
The Premier League official account also confirmed that all teams will be wearing black armbands at the weekend’s matches in honour of Sala. A minute's silence will also be held at the Southampton v Cardiff City match on Saturday, 9 February.