Ronaldo’s airplane photo slammed as Sala remains missing

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has been criticised by Gary Lineker for a picture taken on a private plane as Emiliano Sala remains missing.Cardiff City record signing Sala and a pilot were on a small plane travelling from Nantes to Wales on Monday evening when the aircraft disappeared off radar in the English Channel.A search for Sala and the pilot was carried out on Tuesday, but was suspended at 5pm local time with no trace of either person found. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Local police have conceded the hopes for survival for the two are “slim” and said there would be no further updates until Wednesday, while Cardiff City released a statement Tuesday saying they were “praying for positive news.”There has been an outpouring of support among the football world for Sala, offering their prayers and hopes for the best.Meanwhile, Ronaldo posted a photo of himself on a private plane on Twitter and Instagram a few hours after the search was suspended. Ronaldo captioned the tweet with three emojis: a smiling face, a plane and a thumbs up.😀🛫👍 pic.twitter.com/zC80kfMES8— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 22, 2019The tweet received some condemnation from followers for its seeming insensitivity over the situation, with perhaps the most prominent voice being former England international Lineker.Quoting the tweet, Lineker added: “Not the day for this tweet. It really isn’t.”Lineker also clarified his belief on Ronaldo’s intentions, thinking the Juventus star was oblivious to what he’d done, though he hoped someone could have told him the implications.Not the day for this tweet. It really isn’t. https://t.co/61y6cgEzm0— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 22, 2019“I’m sure he’s done it without knowledge or awareness,” Lineker added, “but perhaps someone could let him know.”Ronaldo had been in the Spanish capital on Tuesday, as he pled guilty to charges of tax evasion during his time at Real Madrid.The forward elected to appear in court rather than address the judge by video link and accepted a suspended sentence as part of his punishment, as well as being forced to pay out nearly €19 million (£17m/$22m) in fines.Spanish law permits judges to give two-year suspended sentences for first-time offenders.last_img read more