Following the tragic death of their baby son, Cristiano Ronaldo’s family has expressed gratitude to Liverpool fans for their outpouring of support for the Manchester United star and his partner.
After he and his fiancée, Georgina Rodriguez, announced on Monday evening that their new-born baby son had died, Ronaldo sat out the match at Anfield on compassionate grounds on Tuesday night. In the seventh minute of the match, United and Liverpool fans showed their respect for the Portuguese forward by joining together in a minute of respectful applause.
Following the tragic incident, Liverpool supporters sang their club anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as a show of support and unity.
Elma, Ronaldo’s sister, took to social media after the game to share footage of the emotional event, writing, “Thank you for this Liverpool.” ‘What you accomplished today has left an indelible impression on us.’
Katia, a sibling, also shared a video on social media with the remark “Way beyond football.” Dolores Aveiro, Ronaldo’s mother, took to Instagram to share her own message, in which she asked God for guidance during this trying time.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” Dolores said on Instagram in Portuguese, using a well-known Bible scripture. Recognize Him in everything you do, and He will guide your steps.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called the applause as the “moment of the game” after his team’s 4-0 victory.
At his post-match press conference, Klopp observed, “My moment of the game was the seventh minute, when the entire crowd showed pure class.” “There are so many things in life that are far more important than football.” We sympathize with Cristiano and his family.”