Chelsea's David Luiz offers support to Hulk following news of kidnapped sister
Chelsea defender David Luiz has offered his support to Seleção teammate Hulk after news broke that the striker’s sister has been kidnapped in Brazil.
Police have confirmed that the youngest sister of the Zenit St. Petersburg forward was kidnapped in Campina Grande in Paraíba state on Monday afternoon.
Angelica Aparecida Vieira, 22, was taken from a car in-front of a restaurant in the city at around 14.00 local time.
David Luiz posted on his personal Facebook page: "Hulk, we believe in you! You and your family need to be strong during this difficult time.
"I’m sure everything will work out the best way and your sister will be with us soon."
Police have also confirmed that there has been no contact from the kidnappers regarding their demands for the release of Hulk's sister.
There is a history of kidnappings involving the families of football players in Brazil, with Romario, Robinho, Luis Fabiano and Ricardo Oliveira's families all having been targeted.