Several players from football and world sport have assured their support to Cristiano Ronaldo and his loved ones after the announcement of his child’s death on Monday evening.
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t really have his head in football this Monday evening, on the eve of the long-awaited match against Liverpool in the Premier League. The Portuguese striker and his partner Georgina Rodriguez actually announced the death of their newborn boy, apparently on the sidelines of the delivery of the twins.
If the birth of their daughter, in good health, gives both parents “a little hope and joy”, then the pain of this loss is a real tragedy for the family of the five-fold Ballon d’Or. In the wake of this announcement, several players or clubs expressed condolences to the 37-year-old striker and his relatives.
“Your pain is our pain, Cristiano”
Shortly after the announcement of the Portuguese, Manchester United or Sporting Portugal, the club where Cristiano Ronaldo made his professional debut, published a message of support. “Your pain is our pain, write Cristiano, Red Devils. We send love and strength to you and your family.” “Very strong, Cristiano. The Sporting family is with you”, congratulated Lez for his part.
Brands for the Ronaldo family have flourished among teammates, former partners or even opponents of the Mancunian striker. Their joint partner Marcus Rashford went there with a nice phrase for his “brother”. “My thoughts are with you and posted Georgina, brother, Manchester England striker. I’m sorry.”
Several other players like David de Gea, Felipe Melo or Alex Telles posted heartfelt replies in response to the Cristiano Ronaldo-Georgina Rodriguez couple’s Instagram post. Former Portuguese teammate at Juventus, Alvaro Morata, shared an emoji with folded hands in prayer.
Tribute to Quartaro, Blake or Badr Hari
Even beyond the football planet, messages of sympathy from athletes have multiplied. French MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartaro posted a crying emoji.
An MMA enthusiast, Cristiano Ronaldo saw his great friend Badr Hari express his concern for the test. The fighter shared the feeling of his heartbreak. Ditto for Russian fighter Artem Lobov who added his prayers. Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, double Olympic champion in athletics, wrote him a short message for the footballer: “So sorry my friend”.