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late cardiff city striker exposed to ‘potentially fatal’ levels of carbon monoxide before plane crash

Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson suffered carbon monoxide poisoning before their deaths in a tragic plane crash in January, it has been revealed. In a new report on the accident, Air Accident Investigation Branch have published their findings that the footballer was exposed to ‘potentially lethal’ levels of carbon monoxide (CO). Sala had just […]

emiliano sala and crash pilot 'probably poisoned by fumes' | football

Toxicology tests on footballer’s body show fatal levels of carbon monoxide exposureThe footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes in their small plane that crashed in the Channel in January, investigators have found.Toxicology tests on the Cardiff City footballer showed levels of carboxyhaemoglobin – formed in the blood when exposed to carbon monoxide – above the point generally considered to be potentially fatal. Continue reading...

pair face jail over leaked emiliano sala mortuary images | football

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford admit accessing CCTV of postmortem examinationTwo people are facing prison sentences after they admitted accessing footage of the footballer Emiliano Sala’s postmortem examination.The Argentinian’s body was recovered from a plane wreck on 6 February, two weeks after it crashed into the Channel. Continue reading...

64-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter of Cardiff City striker

A 64-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of manslaughter by police investigating the death of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala. Dorset Police released a short statement confirming the man had been released from custody under investigation. Sala died days after completing a £15million transfer to the recently relegated Premier League club during the January transfer […]

Two people summonsed to court over mortuary photo of dead Cardiff City footballer

Two people are to face charges over a mortuary photograph of Emiliano Sala which appeared on social media following the Cardiff City footballer’s death, Wiltshire Police have announced. Police investigated the photo when it surfaced online earlier this year, with two arrests made over the image. It has now been confirmed Sherry Bray, of Charles Street, […]

Emiliano Sala 'told friend he did not want to join Cardiff' ahead of fatal plane crash which tragically killed him

Emiliano Sala was not keen on signing for Cardiff City, a WhatsApp message from the tragically killed football has revealed. Sala died days after completing a £15million transfer to the recently relegated Premier League club during the January transfer window, when the plane carrying him to Wales crashed over the English Channel. The aircraft was […]

Cardiff chairman criticises ‘shoddy behaviour’ of Willie McKay in Sala deal | Football

• Mehmet Dalman calls for ‘big bang’ in football regulation• Cardiff and Nantes still at impasse over Sala feeCardiff City’s chairman, Mehmet Dalman, has called for radical regulation of football agents in the wake of the death of the Argentinian striker Emiliano Sala after likening the mentality of some of them to the wild west.Dalman was particularly critical of Willie McKay, who played a key role in Sala’s transfer from Nantes to Cardiff, including arranging a private flight that crashed into...

Emiliano Sala: season’s saddest saga shines light on game’s dark places | Barney Ronay | Football

Cardiff striker’s death continues to cast its shadow, a tragedy revealing much about football’s unseemly financial wrangles and middlemen. It has some distance left to run yetWith an hour to go before kick-off on a lovely soft spring day, the Cardiff City Stadium is still a low-fi kind of place. Cardiff need to win their final home game against Crystal Palace to have any hope of extending their stay in the world’s richest league beyond a single, spirited season. But there is, if anything, an abs...

Man and woman arrested over photo of believed to be of dead Cardiff City footballer in morgue

A man and a woman have been arrested after an image purporting to show the post-mortem examination of Emiliano Sala was posted on Twitter. The images, which first appeared on social media several weeks ago, allegedly showed the Cardiff footballer’s remains at the Holly Tree Lodge mortuary in Bournemouth. Wiltshire Police say a 48-year-old woman […]

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