2/2/2019 7:29:42 PM (GMT+3)

Nantes footballers pay tribute to Emiliano Sala

Nantes footballers pay tribute to Emiliano Sala

NANTES: Nantes paid a moving tribute to their former team-mate, Emiliano Sala, as the team played their first game since the disappearance of the Argentine striker at the Stade de la Beaujoire. 

Cardiff City's new signing Sala and the aircraft's pilot, David Ibbotson, have been missing since their plane disappeared over the Channel last week. 

Before the game, players warmed up wearing t-shirts with "On T'aime Emi" (We Love You Emi) written on the back and the player's photo on the front. 

A giant picture of Sala was projected onto the centre circle. 

The whole Nantes squad formed a circle moments before the match started as coach Vahid Halilhodzic spoke to the players.

Nantes players wore Sala's name on the back of their shirts when the game kicked off. 

The tearful fans held a minute's applause and chanted his name.