Luis Diaz has addressed his father’s kidnapping and taken to Instagram to advertise a vigil for Luis Manuel Diaz on Tuesday. The Liverpool forward’s story is a picture of his dad alongside the caption:
“MARCH FOR THE RELEASE OF “MANE” DIAZ We notify the entire community • BARRANCA, LA GUAJIRA, COLOMBIA, TUESDAY OCT 31 CEMETERY PARK, 5:00 PM, Bring your candle to light the light of hope – FREE HIM NOW!”
The latest reports from the Reds star’s home country claim that Colombian authorities have been searching a cloud forest. In a bid to track down Luis Manuel Diaz. Both of Diaz’s parents were taken near their home in Barrancas. They stopped to fill their car with petrol on Saturday night en route to a friend’s house.
His mother, Cilenis Marulanda, was rescued and is safe. With that being said, Colombia ’s elite Jungle Commandos have now been enrolled to help with operation to return his father safely and unharmed. The area they are focusing on is reportedly the Perija Mountains. Amid fears his kidnappers are aiming to smuggle him over the Colombia-Venezuela border.
Luis Diaz has addressed his father’s kidnapping on social media:
Liverpool ace Diaz has been in Merseyside for the majority of this scary saga. He got public support from a number of key figures from within the club. On Tuesday afternoon, Reds assistant coach Pep Lijnders told the media:
“We try to support him now as much as we can – lot of things out of our hands.
“I think and I feel that it’s only for Liverpool Football Club that the players know we’re doing the right thing. It’s not for me to say what we’re doing for Luis Diaz.
“As long as he knows that we’re doing all the right things and we pray. The whole club is behind him. He has that feeling then, for me, it’s right.
“The authorities are doing everything. Everything we hear is that they’re trying everything, that’s the most important thing that his family are OK.”
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