Cardiff City file 'Manslaughter Lawsuit' against Nantes!

Cardiff City have filed a lawsuit against Ligue 1 side FC Nantes in relation to the death of Emiliano Sala last year. 

The lawsuit is reporting that some people within the club could be possibly accused of involuntary manslaughter.

The Argentine forward passed away in a tragic accident on January 21 in a plane that was taking him from Nantes to Cardiff through the English Channel. 

Sala’s body was found almost three weeks later, while the pilot David Ibbotson’s body was never found.

Just after the one year anniversary of Sala’s passing, L’Equipe reported that Cardiff City have filed a lawsuit against an unnamed person at FC Nantes. 

The lawsuit is related to culpability surrounding the 28-year-old passing. 

L’Equipe have been in talks with a French lawyer Antoine Vey, Who is part of the Paris-based law firm that has been representing Cardiff City over disputes regarding Sala, whose €17m was not paid. 

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Get French Football News translated what Vey said: “It would appear that intermediaries, first and foremost Willie Mckay, were actively involved at all stages in the transfer of Emiliano Sala, despite the fact that they did not have an agent  license.”

“FC Nantes and its representatives were complicit in this offense by deliberately having relations with intermediaries who they knew were involved legally. 

"If it emerges that FC Nantes representatives were not only informed of the flight but also of the fact that Willie Mckay chartered flights without authorization, they could be accused of manslaughter and being complicit in this crime.” 

The lawsuit has been also made against the Nantes owner, Waldemar Kita. This comes just after Nantes played their first home match since the one-year anniversary of Sala’s death. 

The club played their league match against Bordeaux on Sunday in a one-off kit to pay their respects. The shirt will be sold to raise funds for Sala’s former youth teams in Argentina.


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