A DVD of Madeleine McCann was shown at halftime during today’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in London. The two-minute video featured images of the missing four-year-old set to the soundtrack of the Simple Minds hit Don’t You Forget About Me. It is estimated that it was seen by a worldwide television audience of half a billion people. Players from both Manchester United and Chelsea made televised appeals for help.
Kate and Gerry McCann attended another candlelight vigil in Praia da Luz last night(Friday) to pray for Madeleine’s safe return. They stood together holding candles given to them by local girls. They were accompanied by friends and family and many villagers, who again gathered in a show of unity with the family.
The website set up to help trace Madeleine has now received 75 million hits. The fighting fund appeal launched in at the same time now totals £73,505, which includes £50,000 from Portsmouth Football Club but does not include money collected by banks and building societies and cheques yet to clear.
It has been reported that police are investigating several possible sightings of Madeleine, including one in Marrakech, Morocco. And they have confirmed their only suspect, Robert Murat, had phone contact with a key witness on the night the little girl disappeared.