Nice tribute to Sala after the ultras ridicule for his death

The fans of Nice in France prepared a tribute in memory of the Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, who died in 2019 in a plane crash, nine minutes into the match against Lille, for Ligue 1, after what happened a few days ago, when a sector of radicalized fans mocked the striker’s death.

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One of the leaders of the group of Nice ultras from the Populaire Sud grandstand of the Allianz Riviera stadium was sanctioned by the club with the prohibition to enter the field, officially announced by the club, along with the decision to stop the game against Lille after 9 minutes, in honor of the number Sala wore.

“As a club, our role is to punish those who offend Nice, its public and its image,” Jean-Pierre Rivere, president of the southern French club, wrote in a statement. “a zero tolerance message” In this situation.

The humiliating mockery of Sala

Room, always present in Nantes (REUTERS).

Room, always present in Nantes (REUTERS).

Last Wednesday, during the Ligue 1 match between Nice-Saint-Etienne, four days after Nantes won the Coupe de France against Nice, some club supporters sang a humiliating chant against Sala’s memory saying: “He is an Argentine who does not swim well, Emiliano underwater.”

Hall, who fdied at the age of 28 in a plane crash on January 21, 2019, when the plane piloted by David Ibbotson, also deceased, crashed in the English Channel on the trip that was taking him to Great Britain as a new player for the Cardiff club, from Wales, which at that time was a member of the Premier League.


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