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Teams, experts and fans pay tribute to E. Sala

Teams, experts and fans pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on social media

February 7, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
The footballer's body was recovered from the wreckage found near Dorset.

The glimmer of hope has finally faded away. The body of striker Emiliano Sala was finally identified by English authorities, sparking all sorts of reactions around the world.

The story of the 28-year-old footballer caught the eye of fans around the world when the private plane that was carrying him to Cardiff disappeared from all radars. As reported moments ago, the player's body was recovered on Wednesday. The body of pilot David Ibbotson is yet to be found.

Cardiff City released a statement on their website as soon as Dorset police revealed the news to the world.

"We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano. He and David will forever remain in our thoughts. #CityAsOne" the press release said.

Immediately, fans, footballers, teams and experts poured in to offer their condolences to the family and friends of the ill-fated footballer. Have a look at some of their messages.

"So sad, the worst of news. RIP to you, Warrior. My condolences to the family and friends of Emiliano Sala"

"Emiliano Sala (1990-2019) May he rest in peace"

"#DeepestPain . Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Emiliano Sala, following confirmation of his death"

Kylian Mbappé, who donated over $30,000 to fund the private search that found the wreckage, also joined those who mourn Sala.

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"So long, Emiliano. San Lorenzo joins the family and close ones during their time of need."

"I'm deeply saddened by the news. Most of us had a glimmer of hope for you, Emiliano. Let me send a big hug to your family and friends. On behalf of all Argentine people around the world, I'd like to thank football fans and colleagues for their respect. Godspeed, Emiliano!"

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Lamento muchísimo esta noticia tan triste. Muchos guardábamos una luz de esperanza por vos, Emiliano. Le mando un abrazo muy grande a tus familiares y amigos, y agradezco en nombre de los argentinos el respeto de los colegas e hinchas de todas partes del mundo. Hasta siempre Emiliano! #RecenPorSala #PrayForSala

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