Cardiff fans pay tribute to Sala in Nantes with emotional banner

CARDIFF fans paid tribute to Emiliano Sala at former club Nantes tonight.

The French side were taking on Saint Etienne in a Ligue 1 clash on Wednesday, their first match since the player’s plane went off radar as he travelled to Wales last week.

Cardiff fans paid tribute to Emeiliano Sala in Nantes with an emotional banner
Cardiff fans paid tribute to Emeiliano Sala in Nantes with an emotional banner
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And Cardiff supporters who made the trip to France unfurled a banner during a highly-emotional game for football fans everywhere.

The banner read: “We never saw you play and never saw you score.

“But Emiliano our beautiful bluebird, we will love you forever.”

A large banner was Sala’s face adorned the pitch before kick-off.

Supporters paid tribute to the striker, who is missing after a presumed plane crash
Supporters paid tribute to the striker, who is missing after a presumed plane crash
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Nantes boss Vahid Halilhodzic broke down in tears
Nantes boss Vahid Halilhodzic broke down in tears
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And the game was stopped in the ninth minute for applause.

The powerful scenes saw Nantes boss Vahid Halilhodzic break down in tears.

While fans sang and waves Argentina flags and shirts bearing Sala’s name.

Cardiff also paid tribute to Sala during Tuesday’s defeat at Arsenal.

Play was stopped in the ninth minute with fans applauding
Play was stopped in the ninth minute with fans applauding
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The centre circle was covered with a picture of Sala before kick off
The centre circle was covered with a picture of Sala before kick off
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