During the game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, fans from both teams showed solidarity with Cristiano Ronaldo after his son’s death. Ronaldo, who was meant to play the game, decided to miss out for the same reason. The Manchester fans started singing ‘You will never walk alone’ in the seventh minute of the game. Notably, the star footballer dons the number seven jersey for whichever team he plays.
Talking about the song, it was also sung by the Liverpool fans during the game. The videos have gone viral on the internet. The game was won by Liverpool by 4-0. After the game, Ronaldoâ€™s family thanked Liverpool fans for their support. Ronaldoâ€™s Madeira-based sister Elma wrote on social media: â€œThank you for this Liverpool. We will never forget what you did today. Another sibling Katia from Brazil wrote: â€œWay beyond footballâ€.
Watch the videos here
in memory of Cristiano Ronaldo's baby son, who died yesterday, Liverpool fans applauded and sang You'll Never Walk Alone in the seventh minute â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
ðŸŽ¥Â @cxm#LIVMUN #Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/jI4Oz8J2CZ
— 90Soccers (@9Soccers) April 19, 2022
A classy gesture from both Liverpool and Man United fans who briefly unite to pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family. #beINPL #LIVMUN
Watch Now ðŸ‘‰ https://t.co/NRYe31nXnO pic.twitter.com/DzHiR7gfhM
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) April 19, 2022
Talking about his son’s untimely demise, his partner Georgina RodrÃguez gave birth to twins. Unfortunately, the baby boy couldn’t survive. The couple took to Twitter and informed their fans and well-wishers about the tragedy. They requested the fans for privacy during the time of grief. They added that their new-born daughter gives them the strength to live through this phase. â€œIt is with the deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,â€ read a statement from Ronaldo and his wife.
â€œIt is the greatest pain that any parents can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness,â€ it added. “We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time,â€ the message further said.
â€œOur baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you,â€ concluded the statement.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) April 18, 2022
This is how Twitter reacted
We are so sorry to hear of the news of your baby boy. Our son walked onto the pitch with you as a mascot when you played against Lyon in 2008. He passed away 6 months later. Our family shares your pain todayðŸ’• pic.twitter.com/aMpozAzkGZ
— Nicola Marsland (@Marsland2Nicola) April 19, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo porte son Ã©quipe Ã 37 ans alors que le nain argentin son dernier but câ€™est contre des narco-trafiquants Ã 4h du mat au Costa Rica pic.twitter.com/Z9H5iOIdQO
— !Â£ Ç¥ Æ¶ Ã¸ n! ðŸ (@Egzon_kb) April 16, 2022
NO MATTER HOW RICH OR HOW FAMOUS SOMEONE IS. WE ALL SUFFER IN THIS LIFE. TO LOSE HIS FATHER AT A YOUNG AGE AND NOW A SON, YOU JUST GOTTA FIND THE MEANING IN THE PAIN.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH, IN MY OPINION, THE GOAT @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/ALEaEMLgwQ
— Ari From Manhattan (@Arifromanhattan) April 18, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo :
â€¢ Had a heart surgery when he was 14 years old
â€¢ Lost his Dad when he was 20 years old
â€¢ His Mom battled cancer
â€¢ His unborn baby son passed away…
Always supporting you, @Cristiano â¤ï¸ðŸ™ðŸ¼ pic.twitter.com/VMLf2WKsHS
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) April 19, 2022
Lionel Messi: "Beyond Barcelona Players, He talks a lot about Cristiano Ronaldo and asks me about him all the time".
Cristiano Ronaldo: "My son watches videos of Lionel Messi. I don't mind. My son watches videos of excellent players." Respect between Legends! pic.twitter.com/DkSbhLDSWt
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) April 18, 2022
"My friend Cristiano, my feelings are with you at this very difficult time. I offer you my condolences, and I hope you see the light in every step of your way." â¤ pic.twitter.com/B3FoehrbFt
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) April 18, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the death of his son.
So so sad, no parent should ever go through this.
RIP little one ðŸ™ pic.twitter.com/B3GAn6w9E3
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 18, 2022
I think our fans could show a bit of class tomorrow and show our support for Cristiano and his partner after losing their son
A minutes applause on the 7th minute reds? Show other fans what true compassion is
Rivalries mean nothing at times like this#LIVMUN #YNWA @Cristiano
— Dean Aldridge (@aldo_the_kopite) April 18, 2022
Mis sueÃ±os son un chiste, me soÃ±Ã© con Cristiano Ronaldo JAJAJAJAJAJA
— Annie. (@AnaTell18985998) April 21, 2022
Son Dakika: Cristiano Ronaldo'dan Liverpool paylaÅŸÄ±mÄ±! Son maÃ§taki desteÄŸin ardÄ±ndan…: Ä°kiz Ã§ocuklarÄ±ndan birini kaybeden Cristiano Ronaldo, kendisine destek veren ve "Asla yÃ¼rÃ¼meyeceksin" tezahÃ¼ratÄ±nÄ± sÃ¶yleyen Liverpoolâ€¦ https://t.co/7Izjhwp1RV #TÃ¼rkÃ§e #SonDakika #GÃ¼ndem pic.twitter.com/WIOwvjbRnA
— TÃ¼rkÃ§e Son Dakika (@TurkceSonDakika) April 21, 2022