The father of Liverpool’s Luis Diaz has been released after being kidnapped, according to the Colombian Football Federation. Luis Manuel Diaz was taken at gunpoint by left-wing rebels on Sunday, October 29, along with his mother who was fortunately freed shortly after.
In a statement, the Colombian Football Federation expressed their gratitude to the National Government, the Military Forces, the National Police, and all the institutions and officials involved in securing the release of Luis Manuel Diaz. They emphasized the importance of football as a symbol of talent, dedication, teamwork, and the values that define us as human beings.
Football, in Colombia, represents entertainment, healthy competition, unity, and joy. It is a sport that brings people together and should remain a positive force in society. The statement stressed the need to protect those involved in the sport, both on and off the field, from any threats or dangers unrelated to the game.
The Colombian Football Federation highlighted the significance of football in the lives of boys, girls, young people, women, men, and adult players, as well as their families. It is a passion that unites the entire country and should never be subjected to attacks or disruptions.
In conclusion, football is a source of peace and passion. The Colombian Football Federation sends a clear message that any attempts to harm this reality will not be tolerated. The sport must continue to thrive, bringing joy and unity to all those involved.