7:59 AM | Monday 27 January 2020
French club Nantes has revived the first anniversary of the death of its late player Emiliano Sala in his own way, after he gave up his usual shirt colors in Sunday’s match against Bordeaux.
The French club made sure that the team players wore shirts different from the usual shirt, as the shirts carried the white and blue colors that indicate the flag of Argentina, where the late player had Argentine nationality.
Nantes, who hosted Bordeaux at home, also placed a large photo of the player in the center of the stadium minutes before the start of the match, which the fans did in the stands, where “TiVo” included the player’s photo and his favorite shirt number 9.
The official account of the French club Nantes on Twitter posted a video clip of the club and its fans’ remembrance of “Sala” commenting on it: “You will forever remain in the hearts of the Nantes fans, thank the yellow and green people for this noble honor.”
Nantes announced in an official statement, that the shirts worn by the team players to commemorate the sala, will be put on sale, with the proceeds allocated in full to the benefit of Argentine clubs that Sala previously played for.
In his statement, the club explained: “Because he was dreaming of wearing the Argentina national team shirt, Nantes players for one league match will give up the yellow and green traditional team uniforms and will wear white and blue shirts.”
Sala had died on January 21 of last year, as his plane, which was traveling from France to England, fell to the player to join Cardiff City, but the plane crashed, and the player died and his body was recovered two weeks later.