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NFT: The Tragic Fate Of Emiliano Sala

FatMan in Charlotte : 2/8/2019 8:19 am
Imagine getting the payday you've been working towards your entire career, signing it, getting on a plane to relocate, and then dying as your plane crashes en route to your new job.

That's what happened to Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala. He had been the top scorer for his French club Nantes for three years, signed an $18M dela to transfer to Cardiff City, and as he flew from France to the UK, he tragically plummetted into the English Channel.

His body was just recovered yesterday.

Outside of the similarities of a plane crash and Clemente dying right on 3,000 hits, I have to think this ranks up there with one of the most tragic deaths in sports history.
Definitely sad.  
Beezer : 2/8/2019 8:24 am : link

Marshall football would be at the top for me.

Thurman’s death also was sad, even for this young Mets fan at the time.
super sad.... def a movie in the making  
GMAN4LIFE : 2/8/2019 8:53 am : link
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The text messages were heatbreaking  
widmerseyebrow : 2/8/2019 10:45 am : link
The guy was aware that there was something wrong with the plane and you could tell he was nervously texting his friends, joking at first and then finally telling his father he was so afraid.

As a father I can't fathom living knowing that my son's last moments were in fear.
Even worse, he left his dad a VM  
antdog24 : 2/8/2019 11:01 am : link
"Argentine newspaper Clarin last month published a voice message that Sala, who had played in France since 2012 and scored 12 goals for Nantes this season, apparently sent to friends while in the air.

“We’re up in the plane and it seems it’s about to crash,” said the message, which Clarin said was verified by Sala’s father, Horacio Sala.

“If you have not heard anything from me in an hour and a half, I don’t know if they’re going to send someone to find me, because, you know, they’re not going to be able to,” the message said. “Dad. I’m really scared.”"

Tragic...
fuck....  
GMAN4LIFE : 2/8/2019 11:04 am : link
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The voicemail is haunting  
Go Terps : 2/8/2019 11:56 am : link
I read some quotes from a couple Argentinian pilots saying that what this particular pilot did was extremely unsafe, but I don't know much about flying.
RE: Even worse, he left his dad a VM  
bw in dc : 2/8/2019 12:08 pm : link
In comment 14290774 antdog24 said:
Quote:
"Argentine newspaper Clarin last month published a voice message that Sala, who had played in France since 2012 and scored 12 goals for Nantes this season, apparently sent to friends while in the air.

“We’re up in the plane and it seems it’s about to crash,” said the message, which Clarin said was verified by Sala’s father, Horacio Sala.

“If you have not heard anything from me in an hour and a half, I don’t know if they’re going to send someone to find me, because, you know, they’re not going to be able to,” the message said. “Dad. I’m really scared.”"

Tragic...


Haven't seen that. That is eerie.

Just breaks your heart...
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