Upon the demise of Cristiano Ronaldo’s newborn son, spectators at Tuesday’s Premier League encounter featuring Liverpool and Manchester United paid honour to the player. Ronaldo was away from the game to be with his family after they confirmed on Monday that they had lost their child, with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez also delivering birth to a baby girl.
Words of support rushed in for Ronaldo, and Liverpool and Manchester United decided to don black armbands during the game. It was also revealed in the moments leading up to kickoff that the applauding would commence after seven minutes.
On Monday, Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez disclosed on social media that one of their twin babies had passed. Manchester United has confirmed that he will not go to meet Liverpool on Tuesday night. He wrote: “Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time.” Fans screamed at the seventh minute of the contest at Anfield, aligning with Ronaldo’s No. 7 shirt, with “You’ll Never Walk Alone” echoing throughout the stadium.
Ronaldo and his girlfriend disclosed last year that they were carrying twins. The Portugal star is the dad of four elder children. Shortly after the death of Cristiano Ronaldo’s newborn son, Liverpool and Manchester United spectators showered him with ovations in their Premier League encounter on Tuesday. The opposing end chanted “Viva Ronaldo” before the home supporters sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” after seven minutes, a homage to Ronaldo’s United jersey number.
“We are all devastated at this loss,” Ronaldo posted on the social media post, “and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.” Georgina and player Cristiano engaged when she was employed as a retail assistant in Madrid in 2016 after they caught each other’s glance over the racks in a Gucci store.