Money squabbles before Emiliano Sala is even buried show game’s hard face | Daniel Taylor

09 February 2019 08:00
Nantes and Cardiff deserve enormous praise for the touching and sincere tributes to Emiliano Sala but it is grim to see the row over transfer instalments played out in publicIf nothing else, at least there is a body now. Emiliano Sala’s family can grieve properly. A funeral can take place and, tragic as it is, it has to be better this way rather than finding out it was not him in the wreckage of that plane at the bottom of the English channel. At least Sala has been recovered and, as Neil Warnock has said, the family can hopefully find some peace rather than the alternative of him being lost at sea, possibly for ever.Not the pilot, though. The family of David Ibbotson may never have that comfort. The search has stopped now and how can anyone even begin to comprehend the kind of shattering grief and stress they must have endured before, during and after the identification process? It was only going to be one of the two. For the friends and family of Sala, the arrangements can be made to repatriate him to Argentina. As for the second person on that Piper PA-46 Malibu, flying from Nantes to Cardiff, nothing so far. Awfully, there is no guarantee that is ever going to change. Related: Nantes demand first slice of £15m Emiliano Sala fee from Cardiff Related: Emiliano Sala: Cardiff City boss leads tributes after body identified Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian