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Nantes fined for Emiliano Sala flare tributes

Ligue 1 outfit Nantes have been hit with a fine of 21,000 euros after supporters of the club set off flares in the course of games in a bid to pay tribute to former striker Emiliano Sala who lost his life in a plane crash last month. It can be recalled that a single-engine plane with Emiliano Sala on board in a trip from Nantes to Cardiff to complete a transfer move crashed on January 21 in the English Channel. CLICK FOR THE BEST FOOTBALL BETTING TIPS FOR TODAY The wreckage of the plane was discovered on February 3 after a search which was privately funded was undertaken, with the player's body recovered after three days. However, the pilot David Ibbotson remains missing. Nantes were fined 16,500 euros by the disciplinary commission of the French Ligue 1. This was after some su...