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English Premier League soccer club Cardiff City FC are playing their first game since the tragic disappearance of their newest signing, 28-year old Emiliano Sala, against Arsenal FC, who paid tribute to the missing Argentinian.
Underneath Cardiff City’s squad lineup, Arsenal included Sala’s name in the game-day program with a symbolic daffodil next to his name instead of his team number and will hand out a daffodil to each fan in attendance.
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Emiliano Sala would have made his Premier League debut for Cardiff at Arsenal tonight.
The programme at the Emirates includes his name, and a daffodil beside it. Classy touch.
What a terrible tragedy.
The yellow flower will also be laid on the field by both team’s captain before kick-off and will be worn by each Cardiff City staff member in attendance, according to WalesOnline.
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Sala was signed by the Welsh club Cardiff City from the French club FC Nantes for a record deal of £15 million. The daffodil represents a special meaning for both teams.
“It is a yellow flower, the flower of Wales and has significance to Nantes,” said Cardiff City CEO Ken Choo, “We feel for FC Nantes, their fans and players. They definitely know Emiliano better than we do and it is tougher for them, at this point in time.”
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