Reds fans are planning a special gesture
Ronaldo out after son’s death against Liverpool
04/19/2022, 5:31 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend mourn the loss of their son. Therefore, the superstar will not feature in Liverpool FC’s top game. The two clubs are enemies, but fans of Jürgen Klopp’s team have found something special for CR7.
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will miss top English football club Manchester United in the game against Liverpool after the death of his son. “Family is more important than anything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this difficult time,” United said in a statement on the family’s privacy request.
Manchester United and Liverpool have always been rivals, even sworn enemies for some fans. Nevertheless, the fans of Jürgen Klopp’s second in the table are planning a special gesture: as the English media unanimously report, the spectators want at 9:07 p.m. German time (Kick-off is at 9 p.m. / Sky and in the live ticker on ntv.de) clapping 60 seconds for Ronaldo. The Portuguese wears the number 7 shirt and is also known as CR7. He has scored 21 goals in all competitions this season, making him United’s top scorer.
“The Greatest Pain”
Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez posted the news of their son’s death on social media on Monday night. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our son. It is the greatest pain a parent can feel,” the couple wrote in a moving statement.
The couple announced in October that they were expecting twins. While one daughter was born safely, her twin brother died at birth or shortly thereafter. “We send you and your family love and strength during this time,” his club wrote shortly after. Ronaldo is the father of five children in total. The football community then expressed their condolences. Ronaldo’s current United teammates David de Gea and Marcus Rashford, among others, shared messages with the Portuguese on Twitter; the clubs of Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid and Juventus Turin paid tribute to their former striker.