Emiliano Sala agent Willie McKay challenges Cardiff to public Q&A
Cardiff tell Sky Sports News they will not be taking up Willie McKay's offer
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 19/02/19 6:35pm
The agent who brokered Emiliano Sala's £15m transfer from Nantes has challenged Cardiff's bosses to a public Q&A in an attempt to prove he has done nothing wrong, Sky Sports News has learned.
Willie McKay has confirmed to Sky News that he arranged and paid for flights linked to the Sala deal, before the Argentine striker's death.
Sala died when the light aircraft he was on crashed into the English Channel on January 21. His body was recovered on February 6. Pilot David Ibbotson remains missing.
McKay has told Sky Sports News he feels vilified by the media, and he and his family have faced threats of violence on social media, since the tragedy.
He has likened his part in the plane accident to booking a taxi. While he ordered and paid for the flights, he is adamant he did not own the plane, or have any responsibility for its safety.
He also claims that Cardiff's hierarchy knew all about the flight bookings, and were involved in all the meetings where it was discussed.
Now, McKay has challenged Cardiff owner Vincent Tan, manager Neil Warnock, chairman Mehmet Dalman, chief executive Ken Choo and the club's lawyer Chris Knott, to join him in a public meeting where all the issues can be aired.
Cardiff have told Sky Sports News they will not be taking up McKay's offer.
Sky Sports News has seen the email from McKay to Cardiff's solicitor, where he points out he wants the meeting to take place in the full gaze of the media, so that what is said can be recorded.
It has also emerged that McKay organised many more flights for Cardiff in the months before Sala's death, including several that took Warnock over to France to monitor transfer targets, and discuss possible deals.
Documents seen by Sky show that McKay first flew a delegation from Cardiff to Nantes on December 5 - Warnock and assistant manager Kevin Blackwell were on board.