The former Nantes striker was on a flight to Cardiff on Monday night after completing a £15m move, however the aircraft he was onboard is believed to have gone missing over the English Channel – and, despite several rescue and recovery missions, nor he or the pilot have been found over 48 hours later.
It’s yet another tragedy in the world of football and Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez has been far from impressed with Sky Sports News’ coverage – with them insensitively sharing an audio message of Sala saying what could be his final goodbye to loved ones as the plane lost control.
I watched the news earlier and saw this clip. Before showing it, Sky Sports reporters repeatedly warn that the audio message of what could be Sala’s final voice message could be ‘upsetting and distressing to viewers’ – but this just begs the question why on earth they’ve chosen to broadcast it in the first place?
It felt wrong that they happily aired a clip of a man noticeably choked up and fearing that his life was about to end. Aren’t his loved ones suffering enough without having to hear such heartbreaking scenes?!
Well said Federico. Our thoughts on prayers go out to Sala, the pilot involved and all of their friends and family at this awful time.