Emiliano Sala's ex-girlfriend posts bizarre 'mafia' message after plane disappears

Emiliano Sala's ex-girlfriend has claimed she doesn't believe the disappearance of the Cardiff striker's plane is an accident.

The 28-year-old was travelling from Nantes to the Welsh capital to join his team-mates following his £15million move.

His plane was lost from the radar as it crossed the English Channel and Sala is now feared dead.

His former partner Berenice Schkair, a French model, posted a cryptic tweet which she later deleted before expanding on her message on Instagram.

She initially said: "Investigate the soccer mafia because I do not believe this accident."

Later she wrote: "I want to wake up and this is all a lie. Please investigate because I do not believe this was an accident or suspend a search for bad weather when they hardly find objects floating in [the sea].

"I need to read that you showed up I can not believe they stop the search until tomorrow , that they lose time and do not investigate, I feel powerless, it's a nightmare."

On Wednesday, rescue workers resumed their search for the plane.

Two planes took off on Wednesday morning to search a "targeted area" where there is the "highest likelihood" of finding anything based on a review of tides and the weather.

Coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands will also be searched from the air, police said.

The search resumes after a WhatsApp voice message emerged that Sala sent to friends while on the plane bound for Cardiff.

In the recording the footballer says he is "getting scared" and "aboard a plane that seems like it is falling to pieces".

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