Federico Fernandez slates Sky Sports after distressing clip of Cardiff’s Emiliano Sala is aired

Federico Fernandez has slated Sky Sports News for airing a clip of fellow Argentine Emiliano Sala, broadcasting the striker’s potential farewell message to friends as he feared for his life.

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.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Federico Fernandez slates Sky Sports after distressing clip of Cardiff’s Emiliano Sala is aired

  1. Sky paid a fortune to broadcast football, they have to rake in the revenue to pay for that somehow, hence they now lead the field in ‘comments-for-cash’ journalism and now ‘tasteless-trashy-sensationalising’ journalism, what next, just wait and they’ll be leading the charge for public floggings and beheadings that they can broadcast.
    So sad, what money does to people.


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