Emiliano Sala was hailed both before and during the match, as his former club Nantes on Wednesday for the first time asked up, since the aircraft that would bring the 28-year-old striker to Cardiff, disappeared over The English Channel.
The French club had a few days prior sold Sala to the welsh Premier League club Cardiff City, as he never got to play for.
As a prelude to the showdown against Saint-Etienne was a round banner with a photograph of the Sala shown in the center circle, while argentinerens former team-mates, had donned T-shirts with rygteksten 'We love you, Emi.
On the hovedtribunen created the supporters at the same time, a mosaic that showed his name. The tearful spectators paid tribute to the then Sala, with one minute's applause and by shouting his name.
All the Nantes-players lined up in jerseys with the Salas name printed in place of their own.
But hyldesten was not over. The judge cut off with an oomph in his flute the fight, since it went in in minute number nine - the rygnummer Sala bar of Nantes.
the Players wore jerseys with Sala's face on before the fight. Photo Credit: Sebastien Salom/Ritzau Scanpix. the
Players and all others in the stadium, reacted to the judge's gestures with yet another round of big applause.
Nantes-coach Vahid Halilhodzic was clearly affected out on the bench and had a hard time keeping back the tears.
According to multiple media was individual supporters of Cardiff City also turned up for the fight to take even a goodbye.
Vahid Halilhodzic was clearly moved with the red eyes during the Nantes' match last night. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Sala was Tuesday hailed in England when Cardiff City played its first match after the supposed plane accident.
Sala scored 42 league goals in 120 matches for Nantes, before he signed a contract with Cardiff City.
The official search of the Sala and the aircraft's pilot was set on Thursday last week, but is resumed at the weekend after a finding of available seats on a French beach.
British authorities will therefore work with a come search in the coming days.
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