After Cristiano Ronaldo disclosed the death of one of his new born twins on Monday night, April 18, Liverpool fans are organizing a minute of applause for him.
The Manchester United star and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, reported that their baby son had died shortly after Rodriguez gave birth to twins, but that their daughter had survived.
Fans, teammates, and others have expressed their condolences to the Portuguese international on social media.
Even competitors As United travels to Anfield this evening, Liverpool are keen to make their own gesture, with rival fans preparing a minute of applause.
Following his tragic news, Manchester United confirmed on Tuesday that Ronaldo will not play in the Premier League match against Liverpool.
‘If you are lucky enough to be attending the game tomorrow evening, then please show a mark of respect to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family by participating in the round of applause that will be held on the seventh minute,’ read a message on Liverpool’s fan Facebook page.
‘In terrible occasions like these, rivalries should be set aside. CR7 Jr., You’ll Never Walk Alone’
Fans flocked to social media to express their support for the decision of the fans to pay respect to Ronaldo.
‘Wonderful gesture!’ exclaimed one. Show some kindness to the man while he is going through a difficult period.
Meanwhile, the Superstar on Instagram wrote :
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of our baby.
It’s the biggest pain any parent can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all the care and support provided.
We are devastated and ask for privacy at this very difficult time.
Our boy, you are our angel. We will love you forever.