Cristiano Ronaldo’s family have thanked Liverpool fans for their touching gesture during Tuesday night’s match against Manchester United. The Portuguese missed the trip to Anfield following the tragic death of his newborn son earlier this week.
The sister of United star Ronaldo, Elma, thanked the Anfield crowd on Instagram after their classy show of support to the family tragedy. Reds fans sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ while the whole stadium applauded on the seventh minute to pay their respects to Ronaldo, his partner Georgina Rodriguez and the rest of his family.
Elma posted on her Instagram story in Portuguese: “Thank you for this Liverpool. The moment that Liverpool fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone for Cristiano and Georgia. Thank you for this Liverpool, we’ll never forget the voices from tonight.”
Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro also posted on her social media, quoting a bible verse from Proverbs in Portuguese. Meanwhile, another sister of Ronaldo, Katia, posted “way beyond football” on her Instagram alongside a video of Liverpool fans.