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Saturday, August 27, 2022 will be a day that the Díaz family will never forget in English football: while Luis Fernando, Liverpool FC attacker, scored two goals and was one of the figures in the 9-0 thrashing of AFC Bournemouth, Eduardo vibrated from the Anfield stands with the historic performance of his compatriot, an idol of Colombian soccer.
After the unforgettable game, 'Lucho' decided to surprise a compatriot with a tremendous gift.
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The military and the 'flag salute'
Eduardo Díaz is an officer of the Colombian Air Force, 28, who decided to travel on a tour to Europe with his wife. His love of football, and of Manchester United, made England a mandatory stop on his family outing. Also, because his father lives in London.
Although his main objective was to visit Old Trafford stadium and the United museum, Eduardo also traveled 5 hours by car from London to Liverpool last Saturday to see Luis Diaz at Anfield.
“We arrived early to see the players warm up. I carried my flag. I got close to the corner kick, on that side Luis attacked and I guess he saw the flag because he passed a lot on that side. At the end of the game, I went early to the tunnel where the players enter. With my shirt, the 'Lucho' scarf and waving the flag, I tried to make him see me. When he got closer, I yelled “'Lucho'” at him, and he gave me his shirt, he came over and gave it to me, he didn't throw it away, like other players do”, is Eduardo's moving account, Díaz as the Liverpool's '23'.
Together with his wife and his father, the officer lived a dream afternoon in Liverpool. “There is a great atmosphere, the fans go with great fervor, they shout to encourage their team. It's impressive when they sing the song “You'll Never Walk Alone”; even though I'm not a fan, it's really exciting to live that moment”, he says from Europe, as the tour -which also took him to see the match between Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano, with Falcao- continues.
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< p class="content" id="p698717-m1713-8-1714">“The tickets were obtained in advance, because it is difficult to obtain them since the teams sell their season tickets. The truth is that it is a great joy, I even trembled with emotion, one is very happy to receive such a shirt, after that tremendous match”, recalls Eduardo, born in Villavicencio and Deportivo Cali fan.
Finally, The Colombian fan confirms what is seen from Colombia: “The fans love 'Lucho' Díaz very much. Many wear his scarves, his shirt, and chant his name. He is a great player. The fans behave very well and live a party”. More sports news
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