20 October 2009

Everton comes to Luz to remember Maddie

Club launches campaign for Benfica game

Everton has launched a campaign to reinforce the search for Madeleine McCann, the British girl that disappeared in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve, in 2007. The Liverpool club takes advantage of their trip to Portugal, to play against Benfica, in the Europe League, to recall Maddie’s disappearance.

In a press release, Everton recalls that one of the first photographs that the McCanns published, showed Maddie wearing one of the club’s t-shirts. Therefore, all of the Toffees’ fans that travel to Luz stadium will wear a shirt with the sentence: “We are still looking for you”. Six thousand t-shirts have been manufactured, half of them with the message in Portuguese.

source: IOL/Portugal Diário, 20.10.2009


25 comments:

  1. Good to see that someone is making an all out effort to find out where Madeleine is. She certainly didn't get much help from those who needed her most when she went missing from her bedroom.

    I can see the McCann and Mitchell hand in this publicity stunt - maybe a few more naive people will send a few more pounds and euros in brown envelopes. They need as much as they can get with the Detectives' and a spokesperson's salaries to pay from the Fund.

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  2. I am very impatiernt to know how people will react in PdL.....what a bloody cheek to go and HARRASS people.I am furious

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  3. Oops! It's a shame that they didn't think to use an up-to-date image of the child on the teeshirts, or have they forgotten that already. What a shambles.

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  4. Highly provocative movement by the McCanns. I don't like it!

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  5. Will they also distribute a complimentary 10km Radius Map of Praia da Luz? Armed with that map, the Madeleine T-shirt and maybe even a freebie sniffer dog, I'd say nothing is impossible. Just a thought, Everton, just a thought: listen to the Defectives and kick that search and rescue plan into action!

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  6. Benfica should wear T-shirts with Medeleine's photo and the text: ABDUCTED?

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  7. And they are still "looking" for a tree years old.

    And she obviously never got older, that seems to be what the parents are promoting.

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  8. MAY BE SOME ONE COULD SEND EVETON FOOTBALL CLUB THE 60 REASONS BOOKLET.i think its disgusting that the mccanns are allowing this when kate would not answer the 40+questions.what an insult to portugal

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  9. IS THIS THE NEW MCCANN PR MACHINE IN MOTION?

    SUGGEST:

    1) RE-OPEN THE INVESTIGATION

    2) KINDLY ASK MR AMARAL TO RETURN TO THE INVESTIGATION.

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  10. Rachel (Everton) LiverpoolTuesday, October 20, 2009 6:22:00 pm

    Joana you lot on this blog are brill at getting all the news I live by Evertons ground and did'nt know about this, getting Bill Kenwright on your side is very clever he is a multi millionaire, (He is the chaiman of Everton, bet you alredy know that) Lets see how many Everton suckers get the shirt you have to show your match ticket they are giving them away free.

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  11. Rachel (Everton) LiverpoolTuesday, October 20, 2009 6:31:00 pm

    Good Idea I will send Kenwright Tony Bennetts book ASAP why did't I think of that.

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  12. The Metro have printed my comments saying it would be more helpful to reopen the case and have the mother answer the pj's questions than getting t-shirts done.

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  13. What remains for me so bloody galling is that the McCanns who won't even answer the questions asked by law enforcement and who didn't look for Madeleine even on the night she supposedly went "missing", want the rest of the world to keep looking for her.

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  14. Espero que os milhares de Benfiquistas que vao estar no estadio empunhem cartazes a exigir a re-abertura do caso e uma investigacao isenta. Mesmo que os cartazes sejam artesanais e manuscritos, podem fazer a diferenca, mostrando como em Portugal se luta pela justica e pelo respeito a memoria de Madeleine.
    BENFIQUISTAS QUE VAO ESTAR NO ESTADIO MOSTREM A DIGNIDADE PORTUGUESA.

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  15. All the Media in Portugal which gave some attention to the Sunday Express article asking for satellite images, have the "have your say" available for comments. THE ARTICLES ARE FULL OF COMMENTS AND NOT A SINGLE ONE SUPORTIVE FOR THE MCCANN'S. I THINK, if Everton suporters will wear that t=shirt during the game will be a very bad taste and will be assumed by the portuguese as an insult and a provocative behaviour. In Portugal, nobody believe on Mccann's Fairy tale and their last visit to gagg Amaral was a disaster. They and their stories are not wellcomed in Portugal, unless they come to re-open the investigation, answer the questions which remained unanswered and do PJ reconstruction. Mccann's are the only ones which know where Maddie is. Asking people to look for her, is an insult. SHOW US WHERE SHE IS...

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  16. I agree with Fernis - this is a highly provacative act on behalf of Everton FC (The McCanns aren`t necessarily behind this). It looks as though they are backing the McCanns abduction theory. Don`t Everton FC realise the anti-McCann feelings in Portugal - this could create unnecessary tension between the ordinary people of Portugal and Britain.

    It would be more balanced if they just be `Justice for Maddie` on the shirts.

    Politics and sport should stay out of this.

    Louise

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  17. Everton suporters don't wear the t-shirts. A football game is a time to enjoy and to respect others.Wearing the t-shirts will be an insult very provocative and a game which should be friendly and memorable, could become dangerous with hooligans fighting after the game if people don't respect each others. Everton manager's should measure well the risks of that campaign before a disgrace hapen. THIS WILL BE AN INSULT IN ALL WAYS....

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  18. Sick fraud.

    The parents neglect the child and then pull stunts to get money - for what exactly?

    To investigate the child disappearance?

    No, to keep the fraud going...a money making machine...its a bout time their fund was properly investigated and exposed.

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  19. Everton FC have had to close their chat room.

    http://www.evertonfc.com/forum/

    Expect not everyone wants to play this game.

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  20. Everton suporters must keep the t-shirts inside plastic bags to wear them in Sweden. The detectives told the world that she was seen in the Sweden.

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  21. I have just seen on ITN that of the 6,000 T-shirts, 3,000 will be printed in English and 3,000 in Portugese. I can't believe it, but I did read it. I can't believe even the McCanns would be engaging in anything this provocative. Surely the Portugese fans will tell them what they can do with these shirts.

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  22. Obviously a PR stunt, with people already lined up to wear the Portuguese versions of the t-shirt, then the saintly pair and their sidekick Mitchell can claim support from the Portuguese people. Just wait and see if I'm right! Too transparent for words, therefore not good PR.

    BTW, wouldn't football matches, especially Everton ones, be good places to start distributing some of the more interesting snippets from the case files? I'm sure Everton supporters would like to know what's in the many statements contained therein, for starters. Other public events could be used for the same purpose too; a good way to pass information on while the ban on Mr Amaral's book is in force.

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  23. Well at least their comments got through, whereas here only the comments Joana likes get through. Isn't that right Joana. Now hardly free speech is it? Your a joke!

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  24. An international football match will get a lot of exposure. Are they going to wear these shirts during the return game at Everton?

    Este casal não pode viver sabendo que há pessoas que não lhes gramam. Coitados, acreditam que os Portugueses vão voltar a amostrar o amor que lhes amostraram na inauguração deste circo.

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  25. Did the McCann's PR firm in Portugal advise them on this publicity stunt I wonder? If so, they should be careful of the reaction of the Portuguese crowds, especially if Everton win the game! A very bad bit of advice to say the least.

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