PHOTOS of Emiliano Sala’s body in a morgue have been posted online in a devastating leak, opening a police hunt for the ghouls responsible.
The football star died in a tragic plane crash earlier this year when he plummeted into the English Channel.
Sala’s plane crashed between Nantes and Cardiff in January
Cops are now probing how the images were leaked on the internet.
A detective said last night: “We’re disgusted somebody did this.
“It is a very difficult time for Mr Sala’s family and they should not have to endure additional pain this shameful act will undoubtedly cause.”
Emiliano died in a plane crash aged 28 in January this year when his light aircraft crashed en route from Nantes to Cardiff.
Sala was confirmed dead after the Cardiff striker’s body was pulled from plane crash wreckage in the English Channel.
The small plane was found on the bottom of the ocean north of Guernsey, on Wednesday, February 6 – more than two weeks after it disappeared.
The sick stunt comes just two days after the star’s father Horatio died “of a broken heart” after the tragic loss of his son.
Earlier this year, 28-year-old Sala was identified by the Dorset coroner on Thursday, February 7 after his plane wreckage was found in The Channel.
An inquest into his death in Dorset on February 11 opened and adjourned after hearing how a post-mortem confirmed Sala died from “head and trunk” injuries.
Sala was flying from Nantes to Cardiff after making a club-record £15million transferto the Premier League strugglers when the plane disappeared on January 21.
On February 3 the wreckage of the Piper Malibu N264DB was discovered in the English Channel, finally giving Sala’s family some answers.
The world of football united in grief over the loss, with Sala’s new club and team-mates saying the Argentinian will “forever remain in our thoughts”.
It is now claimed that the pilot made “basic errors” before their plane crashed into the English Channel.
David Ibbotson decided not to use flight instruments that were vital to flying through cloudy conditions on the night of the doomed flight to Cardiff, according to new claims.
He also filled the Malibu-Piper aircraft’s licence number incorrectly on his flight plan form.
While other documents show he was not licensed to take passengers – only himself.