Sala family speak of 'infinite sadness' as body recovered

Sala family speak of 'infinite sadness' as body recovered

Cardiff City won their first game since Emiliano Sala's body was found following the plane crash that cost the Cardiff striker his life however the good mood was dampened after one Southampton fan cruelly and disgustingly mocked the Argentinian's death.

Investigators said they were abandoning plans also to lift the plane wreckage out of the water because of bad weather.

The two men were ejected during the game by the stewards at St.Mary's stadium after they were spotted repeatedly making plane gestures towards the away end.

Sala's body was recovered and formally identified earlier this week but David Ibbotson, who was flying the light aircraft, has not been found.

Southampton confirmed both supporters had been spoken to by Hampshire Police and meant to take "an extremely firm stance" over the incident.

"Such behaviour has no place in our game and will not be tolerated at St Mary's", a club statement read.

A video was shared on social media showing fans making the sick gesture.

Cardiff City's £15million signing, 28, was recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the English Channel on Wednesday.

'The club will be taking an extremely firm stance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified'.

The small Argentine town of Progreso, where the footballer lived for most of his childhood, was also in mourning. Fans wore daffodils and sang his name throughout.

The Premier League player's former French club, Nantes, said it was withdrawing the jersey with Sala's number 9 on it and all Ligue 1 and 2 matches in France this weekend will be preceded by a minute of applause for him.

He had said goodbye to his Nantes teammates and was en route to Cardiff, after the club bought him for £15 million, when he died.

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