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Emiliano Sala

Hugo's left kidney

Secretly watch Love Island
I can just see Bill on the phone right now to the Pyongyang Supreme Leader Insurance Company making sure his premiums are up to date.
 

andrew street

TEF Member


Ouch.

S @sheedy ;)
Shame it's the mail, but that is one hell of a read.
I wonder how many other father / son relationships generate an agent / club dynamic that may ( just may) lead to conflicts of interest or down right money syphoning.
;)
 

sheedy

TEF Member


Ouch.

S @sheedy ;)
As I said to you a while ago I think there is absolutely loads to come out from this . The accident has given the press a way into the dealing of McKay and there’s a lot to unpack. My guess this is just the start .
 

liquidfootball2

TEF Member
Shame it's the mail, but that is one hell of a read.
I wonder how many other father / son relationships generate an agent / club dynamic that may ( just may) lead to conflicts of interest or down right money syphoning.
;)
Martin Samuel is one of the best sports journalists around, I couldn't care less who he writes for, it doesn't make his articles any less worth reading.
 

MLWEFC

Ex-Love Islander who has seen the light
"Abandoned" is a strange word to use here. It's 2019. Any multi-millionaire can book a safe flight within minutes. I mean, you don't even have to be a multi-millionaire.
 

liquidfootball2

TEF Member
Police investigate Willie McKay amid Cardiff City 'kill' threat allegation after Emiliano Sala tragedy

2 MARCH 2019 • 10:30 PM

Police are investigating alleged threats by Willie McKay towards senior Cardiff City officials, Telegraph Sport can reveal.

An inquiry has been launched amid accusations the man who booked Emiliano Sala’s doomed flightthreatened to “kill everybody” at the club.

A complaint by Cardiff also claims he made similar threats against specific individuals, both in person and over the telephone.

Telegraph Sport has been told by sources close to the club that these individuals, who this publication has agreed not to name, are taking the threats seriously and have provided witness statements to that effect.

The police investigation is a major escalation in the acrimonious fallout from the fatal Jan 21 plane crash.

South Wales Police said that it “can confirm that a complaint has been received from Cardiff City Football Club and is currently being investigated”.

On conviction, a death threat is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Sala was killed in a plane crash in January
Sala was killed in a plane crash in January

Cardiff declined to comment beyond stating: “It was necessary and appropriate for South Wales Police to be engaged on the matter.”

But The Telegraph has learnt they accuse McKay of threatening to “kill everybody” at the club on the weekend of the footballer’s funeral in Argentina last month.

He is alleged to have told club officials: “I’ll kill everybody if my sons get slaughtered.”

McKay’s eldest son, Mark, was one of the agents involved in Sala’s transfer from Nantes to Cardiff, while another of his sons, Jack, helped make arrangements for the player’s doomed trip.

McKay has previously claimed he and his children – two of whom are Cardiff players – had “been through hell” over reprisals after the crash.

He has also accused Cardiff of “trying to throw me under the bus” over Sala’s death and of knowing about all flights arranged as part of the striker’s transfer.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock attending Sala's funeral in Santa Fe, Argentina
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock attending Sala's funeral in Santa Fe, Argentina

This newspaper has been told his alleged threats prompted club lawyers to write to his lawyers requesting he desist and banning him from their stadium.

McKay did not respond to requests for comment on Saturday, having previously been abusive towards Telegraph reporters investigating the flight that killed Sala.

News of the police investigation follows an explosive television interview with McKay last week that cast major doubt on the legality of the flight.

In it, McKay admitted agreeing to pay the entire cost of the journey, a practice banned for such trips under the Civil Aviation Act.

That is because neither the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, nor the plane, a Piper Malibu PA-46-310P, had been licensed to undertake commercial flights.

McKay’s confession could be the catalyst for negligence and other legal claims by Cardiff against him and Sala’s former club Nantes – for whom Mark had worked during the player’s move to Wales and was due 10 per cent of the transfer fee.

McKay has repeatedly stated that Sala’s fatal flight was booked via Dave Henderson – an experienced light aircraft pilot who had flown him around Europe many times – and that he had no input into the selection of pilot or plane.

Henderson has yet to comment on any of McKay’s claims and attempts to reach him last week were unsuccessful. Ibbotson, who died with £23,400 worth of county court judgments against him, is still missing-presumed-dead following the crash into the English Channel.

It emerged on Saturday he had dropped out of a commercial pilot’s licence course in 2014 after failing to complete his theoretical training.

Cardiff have frozen payment of Sala’s record £15 million transfer fee to the French club pending the outcome of the investigation into his plane crash.

On Tuesday, Nantes lodged a formal complaint over the non-payment with Fifa, which later confirmed it was investigating.

It could be forced to arbitrate in a case complicated by Sala having signed a potentially-invalid contract with Cardiff, who plan to argue that made his transfer from Nantes incomplete.

Speaking in Scotland at the annual meeting of the International Football Association Board Fifa president Gianni Infantino said the entire Sala saga had been a “terrible tragedy”.

He added of the investigation: “We have to see what the consequences are.”

 
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MLWEFC

Ex-Love Islander who has seen the light
This is why I don't understand clubs agreeing to a future transfer, such as Liverpool with Keita. If something happens to the player, usually an injury admittedly not an actual death, the selling club are clearly not protected.

It's absolutely rotten but Cardiff are going to get away with paying it.
 

sheedy

TEF Member
Without getting into specifics this has really revealed so much footy wise and it’s going to go on, my early guess was it’d be messy and my guess now is it’ll get worse . It’s a window into a dirty business .
 

liquidfootball2

TEF Member
They should be forced to pay or handed a transfer ban. The deal was done, the terms need honouring.
Cardiff should act by the law. They have legitimate grievances that need to be tested by the governing bodies, if it's found they shouldn't pay then they definitely should not.

This fee is enormous by Cardiff's standards, they haven't acted wrongly by putting the genuine irregularities before the governing bodies, the premier league, refused the registration which means he wasn't registered, despite any photos produced here which mean nothing.

Nantes are not angels, using McKay his son and dodgy dealings to promote their player and maybe it comes back on them. It's for the governing bodies not social media to decide.

Lawyers know the law, social media posters are usually clueless and post on emotion. If the insurers won't pay it's usually because the deal is dubious and on shaky ground.

Rich and successful businessmen don't get wealthy by not knowing how business works, you don't pay out just because some posters on social media think you should, there are far bigger issues for them, and potentially not being recompensed is one of them.
 

liquidfootball2

TEF Member
The investigation has found that the pilot who flew the plane in the tragedy wasn't even qualified to fly at night.

Apparently he had been due to fly back at 9am but the flight was postponed until 7pm local time so Sala could say goodbye to his Nantes teammates

The controversial agent McKay who had been trying to sell the Nantes player had arranged the flight, apparently funding the cost, although he maintains not the pilot.

Cardiff are incensed as these are the details that stop insurers paying out, this and other non-registration factors need to come out.

Reflex reactions and blaming Cardiff for everything are just so wide off the mark.

 
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markymark

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Seen police are trying to find someone who’s posted the picture of his body in the morgue.

Saw it on a site earlier, it’s a bit grim
 

Kim Jong-un

TEF Member
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48694561

"A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act in relation to the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala.

The striker, who had signed to Cardiff City, died in a plane crash in January along with pilot David Ibbotson.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said a 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire had been arrested and released while investigations continue.

The force added the families of the two men who died had been informed."
 

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