Zenit St. Petersburg says they are providing moral support to Brazilian soccer star Hulk amid reports of his youngest sister being kidnapped back home.
According to Brazilian sports portal Globo Esporte, 22-year-old Angelica Vieira was meeting her friend Helio da Silva on Monday when she was abducted in front of a restaurant around 2 p.m at Campina Grande, in northeast Brazil
Silva was taken to the hospital in a state of shock but later discharged. She claimed that Vieira was dragged from their car and forced into another vehicle.
Vieira's other brother Alves Thiago said police would consider abduction only 72 hours after her disappearance.
“The club is concerned with the incident, follows the course of events and supports our players in such a tough moment,” Zenit spokesman Evgeny Gusev told R-Sport.
Vieira, one of Hulk's six sisters, is married with two children.