Nearly the entire soccer world is behind Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodríguez after the couple announced the death of their newborn son on Monday. Ronaldo understandably missed United’s Tuesday game against Liverpool, but that didn’t stop the Liverpool fans clapping for Ronaldo.
The idea spread online to have a gesture for Ronaldo in this difficult time. When the clock hit seven minutes in the Liverpool vs. Manchester United game all the fans at Anfield had a heartwarming moment for CR7 and his family.
Liverpool Fans Clapping For Ronaldo
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) April 19, 2022
A classy gesture from both Liverpool and Man United fans who briefly unite to pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and his family. #beINPL #LIVMUN
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) April 19, 2022
Liverpool fans sang You'll Never Walk Alone in the seventh minute in memory of Cristiano Ronaldo's baby son, who died yesterday ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IZMdhcCacB— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 19, 2022
What a tribute two cr7 RonaldoLiverpool fans are with u
What a sets of fans we are
— Dylan Roach (@thenewmecrew) April 19, 2022
The power and community of this sport is truly special. In times of hardship and loss clubs are able to put aside their rivalries and come together which is one of the big reasons we call it “The Beautiful Game.”