The 28 year old Argentine footballer, Emiliano Sala, has been missing since the light aircraft he was traveling in to join up with his new club, Cardiff City, lost contact with ground crews near Guernsey in January 2019.
While the search for him and pilot David Ibbotson was officially stopped after only a few days it continued in the coming days thanks to a privately funded campaign by the Sala family which raised over £300,000.
Fans have left lots of tributes outside the Cardiff City Stadium and now one local artist has painted his very own tribute on the city’s Millennium Walkway.
Owner of local graffiti shop, Oner Signs, has painted this tribute to the city player in shades of blue and yellow complete with a CCFC moniker and a giant heart.
Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock, admitted that the incident has shaken everyone at the club and left him questioning whether or not he wants to continue in football management.
It’s been a traumatic week and even now I can’t get my head around the situation. It’s impossible to sleep.
I’ve been in football management for 40 years and it’s by far the most difficult week in my career, by an absolute mile.
It’s probably hit me me harder than anyone else as I’ve met the lad and talked to him for the last six to eight weeks. – Neil Warnock.