Twitter Reacts: Argentine Celtic fans make Sala gesture

Two long-distance Celtic fans will feel the minute of respect for Emiliano Sala before the match with Valencia more than most.

UEFA have instructed all clubs involved in the Champions League and Europa League to hold a minute of silence in respect of the striker who died on a flight between Nantes and Cardiff.

Among the 60,000 inside Celtic Park will be two members of the Argentina Celtic Supporters Club who planned their journey months ago.

The loss of Sala’s flight and the eventual discovery of the plane and recovery of a body shocked the football world and brought home how vulnerable leading players can be.

Players hop on and off planes on a regular basis with journeys often adding to the excitement of the transfer window.

Gary Lineker and Kylian Mbappe were among the celebrities that donated towards the salvage fund with the body of pilot David Ibbotson still to be recovered.

Sala spent eight years playing in France, at Bordeaux, Caen and Nantes, before agreeing to a transfer to Cardiff City.

Here’s a look at how Hoops followers have reacted to the gesture from Celtic’s Argentine fan contingent…