- Liverpool organizes Christmas reunion for Luis Diaz’s parents, bringing them from Colombia after the recent kidnapping ordeal
- Diaz’s father’s release from ELN captivity prompts emotional reunion, with Liverpool facilitating their stay in England for the holidays
In a heartwarming gesture, Liverpool has brought Luis Diaz‘s parents from Colombia to spend Christmas in England, providing comfort after their recent kidnapping ordeal.
Diaz’s father, Luis Manuel Diaz, was released last week after enduring a 12-day captivity by the ELN guerilla group. The incident, which occurred on October 28, saw both his parents taken, with Cilenis Marulanda, his mother, being rescued shortly after. A comprehensive search operation ensued for Diaz’s father.
The emotional reunion took place upon Luis Diaz’s return to Colombia for international duties, culminating in a spectacular performance as he scored both goals in Colombia’s triumphant 2-1 victory over Brazil in World Cup qualifying.
Liverpool, showing unwavering support, organized a private flight that landed in England on Saturday, bringing Diaz’s parents and extended family to celebrate the festive season on Merseyside. Diaz himself will join the family in England following Colombia’s World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Tuesday.
Despite a busy fixture schedule with 11 matches between November 25 and January 1, Liverpool extends its warm embrace to Diaz’s family, emphasizing the importance of compassion and family unity during the holiday season.
Premier League hand Everton 10-point deduction
Everton have been docked 10 points after breaching Premier League financial rules, the English top flight announced on Friday.
The league referred Everton to an independent commission in March for an alleged breach of its profitability and sustainability rules (PSRs).
Clubs are allowed to lose a maximum £105 million ($130 million) over a three-year period or face sanctions.
The punishment, the biggest sporting sanction in the competition’s history, leaves Everton 19th in the table.
The Premier League said in a statement: “The club admitted it was in breach of the PSRs for the period ending season 2021/22 but the extent of the breach remained in dispute.