Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which went missing over the Channel Islands. The 28-year-old had just signed with English Premier League club for a reported $ 19.3 million and was on his way to meet his new teammates at Cardiff city from Nantes in northern France. His aircraft disappeared from the radar on Monday and on Tuesday, the authorities reportedly stated that they do not expect to find any survivors in the English Channel. Following which, we came across this shocking piece of news.
Some FIFA 19 players are attempting to make an in-game profit by taking advantage of this situation. The players are trying to sell their Sala cards in the online market for up to 10 times than their original value. The cards, which were previously sold for 800 coins, suddenly rose to 10,000 coins on Tuesday morning. This has also pulled in criticism from a lot of netizens who took to Twitter to slam the players.
Coming to Emiliano’s case, the authorities stated that they have searched for 1,155 square miles and did spot some floating objects on water, but weren’t able to confirm if they were from the missing plane.
"The weather conditions are better now, but the seawater is not very warm. I'm imagining that people in a light aircraft wouldn't be wearing particularly warm clothing, and so it is concerning because if they're in the water, their chances of surviving are diminishing all the time," said Capt. David Barker, harbormaster for the state of Guernsey.