Argentine legends Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona have joined calls to resume the search for the missing plane carrying Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
Guernsey Police called off the search for Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on Thursday afternoon, but the player’s former club Nantes led calls from across football for it to be resumed
Lionel Messi added his voice to the cause on Friday, writing on his Instagram story, said: “As long as there are still possibilities, a hint of hope, we ask you please continue to look for Emiliano.
I send all my strength and support to his family and friends. #PrayforSala.”
Another Argentinian football superstar, 1986 World Cup winner Maradona, also posted on Instagram pleading for the search to continue, with the message: “Hope never dies.”