Monday, February 11, 2019
Mbappe Donates As Family Of Pilot Carrying Sala Begs For Fund So Search To Find His Body Can Continue
Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, was flying Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January.
The footballer's body was recovered from the wreck on the seabed, but Mr Ibbotson's body has not been found.
Former England captain Gary Lineker has also donated £1,000.
By Sunday evening more than 7,000 donations had been received, pushing the total raised to more than £130,000 of the page's £300,000 target.
World Cup winner and Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe, whose full name is Kylian Mbappe Lottin, donated under the name Elie Lottin.
Lineker linked to the page from his Twitter feed, saying: "Here's the Go Fund Me page should you wish to help this poor family".
Launching their own appeal, Mr Ibbotson's family wrote: "We are trying to come to terms with the tragedy and the loss of two incredible men.
"To be told the search has now been called off for the foreseeable future has only made this tragic time more difficult.
"We can not bear the thought of him being alone, we need him home so that we are able to lay him to rest."
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