Campaign by Everton Restricted
The campaign for Madeleine McCann that the Everton team wanted to do today at the Luz Stadium in the match against Benfica was restricted by UEFA .
The governing body of European football banned the use of allusive t-shirts by the English players and the passage of the girl's picture on the screens of the stadium. It is because of this decision that the campaign will be limited to the stands, where the fans of the English club can use t-shirts saying: "We're still looking for you."
Six thousand t-shirts were made, half written in Portuguese and the other half in English.
Maddie vanished in Praia da Luz, Algarve, in May 2007. The process of investigation was closed without proved conclusions.
The parents defend the thesis of abduction and one of the first pictures of their daughter released to the media shows Maddie wearing an Everton shirt.
in Correio da Manhã
images by The McCann Gallery
Benfica 5-0 Everton 22 october 2009
Uefa Cup Europa League match goals highlights :
14' [1 - 0] J.P. Saviola
47' [2 - 0] O. Cardozo
48' [3 - 0] O. Cardozo
52' [4 - 0] Luisao
83' [5 - 0] J.P. Saviola
The Fantastic Five Goals
A clip taken by an Everton supporter on mobile at Benfica Stadium - see the t-shirts?
Update from the McCann's site
* THANK YOU EVERTON 22nd October 2009
This is a heartfelt note to say a very big thank you to all at Everton Football Club and all of their fantastic supporters. To see so many fans wearing a Madeleine t-shirt was an incredibly uplifting (and emotional!) sight – such invaluable support and an amazing show of solidarity.
Regardless of tonight’s result against Benfica, you have made one family very proud and have made a special and significant impact on the search for a very precious little girl.
On behalf of Madeleine and all of her family, thank you so much. We are very proud to be Blue!