In the 38th minute of the English Premier League (EPL), Liverpool were trailing 0-1 away to promoted Luton Town. Luis Diaz came on as a substitute.
With just over 10 minutes left in regulation time, Diaz pulled off a remarkable comeback: He tied the game with a deft header off a left-footed cross from teammate Harvey Elliott.
But even more impressive than his goal was his tearful ceremony. The words “LIBERTAD PARA PAPA” were clearly visible beneath his jersey top as he lifted it up after the goal.
Díaz, a Colombian native, was kidnapped by his parents on March 28 in Barrancas, on the Venezuelan border. Fortunately, her mother was rescued by police less than an hour after her abduction, but her father, Manuel Díaz, remains unaccounted for.레모나토토 주소
Traumatized, Diaz took the field for the first time in more than a week and released an emotional message asking for his father’s release.
In an official statement, Diaz reiterated his call for his father’s release. “The anxiety I feel every second and every minute is growing. This suffering will end when my father is at home with us,” he said, emphasizing that “I implore you to release him immediately.”
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp echoed the sentiment, saying, “It was clear that the player wanted to play as part of the team,” adding, “Diaz’s goal was great, but more importantly, his father’s release.”
The Colombian government is also working to free Diaz’s father. Colombian rebels, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, are suspected to be the kidnappers, and authorities have reportedly deployed around 500 special forces and police to search the area where the incident occurred.