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Luis Diaz to avoid FA sanction over goal celebration against Luton



Luis Diaz: Four arrested over kidnap of footballer's father

The FA will not take any action against Luis Diaz after he lifted his shirt to expose a message demanding the release of his kidnapped father.

Liverpool’s Colombian star wore a t-shirt with the words ‘Libertad Para Papa’ (‘Freedom for Papa’) under his jersey, which he displayed after scoring a dramatic injury-time level against Luton yesterday.

According to FA rules, footballers are not permitted to remove their jerseys to show personal statements.

However, given the unusual circumstances—and the fact that the 26-year-old did not completely remove his shirt—Mail Sport understands that no charges will be filed.

Diaz’s mother was freed, but his father is still missing after the pair was kidnapped at a petrol station nine days ago.


Colombia’s anti-government ELN group was responsible for the kidnapping in the country’s far north.

Footage shot yesterday showed Diaz’s family members, including his mother, crying as they celebrated his goal, which they had previously watched on television. She had earlier made an emotional plea for her husband’s release.

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