Emiliano Sala’s former club Nantes has given a final send off to the Argentine striker, whose body was recovered from a crashed plane this week.
The players paid tribute with a series of moving gestures in their Ligue 1 game with Nimes on Sunday.
Known as the Canaries because of their yellow strip Nantes played in a one-off full black outfit with Sala’s name on the back of each shirt.
Also tickets for the game were sold at a symbolic 9 euros in memory of the player’s shirt number, which they have also withdrawn from use.
A total 37,000 fans were on hand to see a giant portrait of Sala displayed in the centre-circle ahead of the game, and a minute’s silence was observed before spilling into rousing applause.
Nantes sold Sala to Premier League club Cardiff during the transfer window but on his way to a new life the player and his pilot crashed into the channel near the British island of Guernsey on January 21.
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