Tan, known for being controversial and not exactly the most liked figure on the current Premier League scene, has been given deserved plaudits this evening for the gesture, a donation of £50,000 to the fund to find missing pilot David Ibbotson.
Ibbotson was flying new Cardiff signing Emiliano Sala to his new home of the Cardiff City Stadium during the January transfer window when their plane went missing in the English Channel.
After a lifeguard search was called off, a private search was launched to find the body of the former Nantes striker and it concluded when searchers were able to pull Sala’s body from the sunken Piper Malibu aircraft last week.
But Ibbotson remains missing and the fund for a private search has now been bolstered by Tan’s incredible gesture. Here are some of the best reaction Tweets to the donation…
Vincent tan has just donated £50,000 to help fund the search for pilot David Ibboston
What a gesture by Mr Tan, he really has learnt his lesson and got the fans behind him, what a club Cardiff City football club is
— Ken Choo’s Barmy Army (@ccfcken) February 12, 2019
Hats off to Vincent Tan👏👏
— Tom._.Co (@cowey26) February 12, 2019
Vincent Tan 👏👍
— mikeAFC (@mikeAFC1) February 12, 2019
I’ve got so much respect to Vincent Tan for donating £50,000 to the search for David Ibbotson. I’m sure it will be appreciated by the family. All of us at Cardiff City stand with them at this time. Prayers are with them. #PrayForDavid #CityAsOne
— bethan🔰💙 (@bethphill_) February 12, 2019
Vincent Tan #bigrespect
— Russell Covey (@russell_covey) February 12, 2019
Vincent Tan again doing the right thing with huge donation to search for pilot. Some still can’t forgive which I completely understand but you can not knock the guy since turning us back blue, faultless!! 🔵 #Bluebirds
— Jamie Pryor (@JamieBluebird) February 12, 2019