Manchester United, Rashford, Quartararo… The sporting world supports Ronaldo after the death of his son

Many players in football and world sports have pledged their support to Cristiano Ronaldo and his loved ones after it was announced Monday night that his baby was dead from birth.

On the eve of a long-awaited game against Liverpool in the Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t really have his head in football this Monday night. The Portuguese forward and his partner Georgina Rodriguez have indeed announced the deaths of their newborn boy, apparently on the brink of twin birth.

If the birth of their daughter in good health gives both parents “a little hope and happiness”, the pain of this loss represents a real tragedy for the five-time Ballon d’Or family. After this announcement, many players or clubs pressed the 37-year-old Condolences to the striker and his family.

“Your pain is our pain Cristiano”

Shortly after the Portuguese announcement, Manchester United or Sporting Portugal, the club where Cristiano Ronaldo started playing professionally, released a message of support. “Your pain is our pain, Cristiano, write the Red Devils. We send love and strength to you and your family.”

“A lot of strength, Cristiano. The Sporting family is with you,” said the Leões. Real Madrid have released a statement to show their support for the man who has spent nine years at the club.

“Real Madrid, its President and Board of Directors deeply mourn the death of one of the children expected of our dear Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez,” the Madrid club wrote. Real Madrid join the pain of the whole family and want to show them all our affection.”

Brands for the Ronaldo family have also thrived among teammates, former partners or even opponents of the Mancun striker. His United partner Marcus Rashford drove there with a nice phrase for his ‘brother’. “My thoughts are with you and Georgina bro posted Manchester England striker I’m sorry.”

Several other players like David de Gea, Felipe Melo or Alex Telles posted hearts in response to the Cristiano Ronaldo-Georgina Rodriguez couple’s Instagram post. Former Juventus Portugal team-mate Alvaro Morata shared an emoji of hands folded in prayer.

The tributes of Quartararo, Blake or Badr Hari

Messages of sympathy from athletes have also multiplied beyond the footballing planet. French MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo posted a crying emoji.

Messages of support for Cristiano Ronaldo following the death of his newborn baby on April 18, 2022
Messages of support for Cristiano Ronaldo following the death of his newborn baby on April 18, 2022 © DR Instagram
News for Cristiano Ronaldo after the death of his newborn baby, April 18, 2022
News for Cristiano Ronaldo after the death of his newborn baby, April 18, 2022 © DR Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo was passionate about MMA and saw his awesome friend Badr Hari express his concerns about this ordeal. The fighter shared his broken feelings. The same goes for Russian fighter Artem Lobov, who added his prayers.

Two-time Olympic champion in athletics, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake wrote him a short message to the footballer: “So sorry my friend”. Athletics legend Usain Bolt also paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and his loved ones on the somber day by posting a prayer emoji for the star of world football.

Jean Guy Lebreton RMC sports journalist

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