Footballer Díaz begs father's ELN kidnappers to free him

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6 November 2023 11:50
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Footballer Díaz begs father's ELN kidnappers to free him

Luis Díaz lifts his shirt to reveal the words in Spanish "freedom for papa" after scoring against Luton in England's Premier League.

Díaz lifted his shirt to reveal the words "freedom for papa" after scoring on Sunday Colombian-born Liverpool footballer Luis Díaz has begged for his father's kidnappers to free him immediately and "end this painful wait".

Both of Díaz's parents were seized at gunpoint in his hometown of Barrancas by left-wing guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) on 28 October, Idman.biz reports according to BBC.com

While his mother was found, his father is still missing.

Díaz scored a goal against Luton on Sunday, lifting his shirt to reveal the words in Spanish "freedom for papa".

"Every second, every minute our anxiety grows," Díaz, 26, said in a statement released shortly after the match in England's Premier League.

"My mother, my brothers and I are desperate, anxious and have no words to describe what we are feeling. This suffering will only end when we have him home with us.

"I beg that they free him immediately, respecting his integrity and ending this painful wait. In the name of love and compassion we ask they reconsider their actions and allow us to have him back".

İdman.biz