Players and clubs took to social media to pass along their sadness and condolences after police confirmed the Argentine’s Emiliano Sala body was identified.
Dorset Police confirmed the sad news releasing a statement saying their coroner had identified the 28-year-old, and that the families of Sala and pilot David Ibbotson had been notified.
Messages of sadness, support and condolences have poured in on social media since as the footballing world mourns the tragic passing of the late Cardiff City forward.
Club Statement (07/02/19): https://t.co/ib8zJfWzvC
Forever in our thoughts ?
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) February 7, 2019
RIP EMI ?????
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) February 7, 2019
— PARIAZ ?? (@Kenmadnees) February 7, 2019
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) February 7, 2019
RIP hermano. ? ? On t’aime Emiliano Sala. Toujour dans nos coeurs. pic.twitter.com/RVmajoMa5q
— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) February 8, 2019
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) February 7, 2019
RIP ?? pic.twitter.com/O6XBJ4vwRI
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) February 7, 2019
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 7, 2019
Emiliano Sala (1990-2019)
Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/w3F7kt1d5Z
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 7, 2019
Enorme tristeza ? QEDP Emiliano. Mis condolencias a familiares y amigos #PrayForSala ??//Terribly sad ? Rest in peace, Emiliano. My condolences to his friends and family #PrayForSala ?? pic.twitter.com/n9aV5CGcI1
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) February 8, 2019
Heartbreaking to hear the news about Emiliano Sala. Rest in peace! ? Thoughts go out to the family and friends of Emiliano and the pilot. ?? pic.twitter.com/7P07jFmcQR
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) February 8, 2019
A sad day. The thoughts and sincere condolences of UEFA and the whole European football family are with the friends and family of Emiliano Sala this morning. pic.twitter.com/BD9P0TwwOX
— UEFA (@UEFA) February 8, 2019
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Lamento muchísimo esta noticia tan triste. Muchos guardábamos una luz de esperanza por vos, Emiliano. Le mando un abrazo muy grande a tus familiares y amigos, y agradezco en nombre de los argentinos el respeto de los colegas e hinchas de todas partes del mundo. Hasta siempre Emiliano! #RecenPorSala #PrayForSala
Rest in peace, Emiliano. ? pic.twitter.com/WmJrCuwg0x
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 8, 2019
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 8, 2019