Superstar Luis Diaz is going through what is likely the worst ordeal of his life. The Liverpool attacker received news on Saturday that his parents Luis Manuel Díaz and mother Cilenis Marulanda were kidnapped at gunpoint from a gas station in his native city of Barracas, Colombia.
Authorities in the Caribbean town, located in the La Guajira region, feared this would happen and had warned the parents to stay clear of their rural home.
Luis Diaz’ mother was able to be retrieved by local authorities, thanks to one of the checkpoints set up by local police. His father, at this time, is still missing.
The case is being handled as one of national importance. Proven by the fact that it was Colombian president Gustavo Petro who broke the news about his mother being rescued.