Emiliano Sala’s Family Pays Tribute To The Late Striker
The family of Emiliano Sala has paid tribute to the Cardiff City record signing after police confirmed him dead.
In a statement released by the family, they thanked the general public for their support all through the tragic time when the player was declared missing and eventually confirmed dead.
David Ibbotson has not been found and the family of the footballer is hopeful that authorities will do their best to find the pilot.
The statement read: "We would like to thank you for all your signs of affection and support in what is the most painful time of our lives.
"Seeing the whole world mobilized to support us in our research has been an infinitely precious help. Thanks to you, we are now able to mourn our son, our brother.
"On this Friday morning, our thoughts go to David Ibbotson and his family, hoping that the authorities will do their best to find him."
Romina, Sala's sister has shared a post on Instagram "Your soul in my soul, it will shine forever thus illuminating the time of my existence. I love you, tito."
Cardiff City have also issued a statement after Dorset Police confirmed identification of the body: "We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano.
"He and David will forever remain in our thoughts."
The Footballing world have been sending their condolences on social media including countryman Sergio Aguero.