- Cristiano Ronaldo announced this week he and his girlfriend lost their newborn son after they celebrated the birth of twins
- During Tuesday’s clash between Liverpool and Manchester United fans from both clubs paid a special tribute to Cristiano
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Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Monday that he and his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez had lost their newborn son after they welcomed the birth of twins. As a parent myself I cannot even begin to fathom the heartbreak their family is experiencing right now.
After announcing the loss of their newborn son, Cristiano’s club Manchester United announced he would sit out for the team’s Tuesday clash against Liverpool. I don’t think a person alive would’ve expected him to lace up for the match after experiencing such a life-altering loss.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) April 18, 2022
Even though he wasn’t on the pitch at Anfield Stadium for Liverpool vs. Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence was felt. Fans from both clubs paid him a special tribute by joining together to sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Gerry & The Peacemakers, Liverpool’s iconic song. Maybe I’m getting choked up because I have a young son myself or maybe it’s just the natural human reaction to feel emotional at such an outpouring of love from strangers.
Liverpool And Man Utd Fans Pay Emotional Tribute To Cristiano Ronaldo
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) April 19, 2022
Both Liverpool and Man United fans pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family 👏 [@beINSPORTS_EN]
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) April 19, 2022
Liverpool fans pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo with a round of applause. He lost his son earlier this week. RIP
— Fast Football Goals (@fastfootygoal) April 19, 2022
Minute's applause all around Anfield in the seventh minute in tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo's son who tragically passed away recently.
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) April 19, 2022
What a tribute two cr7 Ronaldo
Liverpool fans are with u
What a sets of fans we are
— Dylan Roach (@thenewmecrew) April 19, 2022
Both teams are also wearing black armbands as a show of support for one of the greatest soccer players and athletes the world has ever known.
It has been confirmed there will be a minute's applause in the seventh minute of tonight's game following the sad passing of Cristiano Ronaldo's newborn son.
Both teams will wear black armbands in tribute. pic.twitter.com/jBVetrNk7q
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) April 19, 2022
For anyone out there who has never heard the original version of this song, here it is:
From one parent to another, I simply cannot imagine the heartbreak that Ronaldo is feeling at this moment. He’s living every parent’s worst nightmare right now. If you can spare a positive thought to send his way I’m sure Cristiano Ronaldo and his family could use it right now.