Luis Diaz Pleads for Father’s Release Following Kidnapping

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Luis Diaz Pleads for Father’s Release Following Kidnapping

Liverpool winger, Luis Diaz, has made an emotional appeal for the release of his father, who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Colombia. His mother has been found, but his father remains missing after the incident last week.

The abduction has been attributed to the National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing guerrilla organization.

In a remarkable show of resilience, Diaz, who came off the bench to score a stoppage-time equalizer for Liverpool in a 1-1 draw at Luton, marked his goal by unveiling a T-shirt with a powerful message: ‘Freedom for Dad.’

Following the match, Diaz took to Instagram to further advocate for his father’s release.

The incident has brought international attention to the security situation in Colombia and the ongoing challenges posed by the ELN.

It read: “Today the footballer is not speaking to you. Today Lucho Diaz, the son of Luis Manuel Diaz, is speaking to you.

“Mane, my dad, is a tireless worker, a pillar in the family and he has been kidnapped.

“I ask the ELN for the prompt release of my father, and I ask international organisations to work together for his freedom.

“Every second, every minute, our anguish grows. My mother, my brothers and I are desperate, distressed and without words to describe what we are feeling. This suffering will only end when we have him back home.

“I beg you to release him immediately, respecting his integrity and ending this painful wait as soon as possible.

“In the name of love and compassion, we ask that you reconsider your actions and allow us to recover him.

“I thank Colombians and the international community for the support received, thank you for so many demonstrations of affection and solidarity in this difficult time that many families in my country find themselves living.”



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