Ronaldo's family thank Liverpool fans after they sang 'You'll Never Walk Alone' following son's death
Anfield supports held a minute of applause for the Man United striker
Cristiano Ronaldo's family have thanked Liverpool fans after they showed support for the striker following the death of his baby son.
Anfield supporters sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" at last night's match against Manchester United accompanied by a minute of applause for the grieving player.
The applause happened during the seventh minute of the match, as a nod to the striker's shirt number.
7-minutes in, Liverpool and Man United fans show their support for Cristiano Ronaldo and his family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5TCxj5oxKO
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 19, 2022
It comes a day after Ronaldo, 37, and his wife, Georgina Rodríguez, 28, announced the tragic death of their son, who died during childbirth.
The couple were expecting twins with Rodríguez giving birth to a baby girl, who survived.
Ronaldo's sister Elma posted a video of Liverpool fans on her Instagram and wrote: “Thank you for this Liverpool. We will never forget what you did today.”
Posting her own clip of the moment, Ronaldo's other sister Katia said it was “way beyond football”.
The Manchester United striker did not play in the game against Liverpool on Tuesday, in which Liverpool went on to beat United 4-0. Manchester United said Ronaldo was “supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time”.
Announcing the death of his son on Monday evening, Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: “It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents 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 their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
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