Emiliano Sala: season’s saddest saga shines light on game’s dark places | Barney Ronay

11 May 2019 07:30
Cardiff striker’s death continues to cast its shadow, a tragedy revealing much about football’s unseemly financial wrangles and middlemen. It has some distance left to run yetWith an hour to go before kick-off on a lovely soft spring day, the Cardiff City Stadium is still a low-fi kind of place. Cardiff need to win their final home game against Crystal Palace to have any hope of extending their stay in the world’s richest league beyond a single, spirited season. But there is, if anything, an absence of tension in the air.The Cardiff fans stroll in familial groups around the concrete walkways of this handsome, out-of-town retail park of a stadium. From the stands the pitch is half in sunshine, shadowed now and then by fluffy coastal clouds. Related: Emiliano Sala: police investigate reports of online pictures of footballer's body Related: Cardiff to tell Fifa that Emiliano Sala’s transfer from Nantes was invalid The best response would have been for the clubs to get together and talk, split the costs a little, look after the family Related: Willie McKay is not an agent, so why was he working on Emiliano Sala deal? Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian