Cristiano Ronaldo’s family has thanked Liverpool fans following their gesture when they faced Manchester United on Tuesday night.
Ronaldo and his partner lost their baby son on Monday and The Anfield supporters sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in the seventh minute of and joined fans of their fierce rivals in an impeccably-respected minute’s applause.
Man United and Liverpool fans joined in a round of applause in the 7th minute in support of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family ❤️👏 pic.twitter.com/UqlQnrCG3d
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 19, 2022
Ronaldo’s sister Elma showed her emotion by publishing footage of the gesture on her social media and writing: ‘Thank you for this Liverpool. We will never forget what you did today’. She finished her message with a heart emoticon.
Sibling Katia, posting from her home in Brazil, wrote: ‘Way beyond football’ against her own video set against the chorus of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
The sisters and their mum Dolores Aveiro wrote on her Instagram in Portuguese: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your way acknowledge Him And he shall direct your Paths.’
Manchester United and Liverpool fans paid their respects to Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner after the couple revealed the death of one of their newborn twins.
Manchester United fans applauded and Liverpool supporters sang You’ll Never Walk Alone, seven minutes in to the match pic.twitter.com/pbGzNtakss
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 19, 2022
The Man United forward did not feature in last night’s match because of the tragedy.