Liverpool fans are said to be planning action to express their condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo in Tuesday’s Premier League match against Manchester United. The Red Devils star revealed, on Monday, that he and his wife, Georgina Rodriguez, had lost their son at birth.
There were numerous requests from Liverpool fans on Twitter for their approval in the seventh minute of the match. As a reminder, the number seven is part of the Portuguese brand ‘CR7′, as he has worn this shirt number throughout his career. Given the historic rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United, it would be a strong sign of the Reds’ support.
“Life is much more important than competing in football,” she tweeted. Another user requested that the fans’ concerns be posted on Twitter before the match, because: “Tragedy knows no colours.”
Ronaldo will not appear himself at Anfield on Tuesday night due to fate. United confirmed on Tuesday. “Family is more important than anything else and Ronaldo will support his loved ones during these difficult times. We can confirm that he will not play tonight and we ask once again that privacy is respected. Cristiano, we are all thinking of you and sending your family all our strength!”
“It’s the biggest pain a parent can feel. Just the birth of our daughter gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness,” The 37-year-old shared on Monday He asked for his privacy to be respected. His partner, Georgina, has been pregnant with twins since October. The daughter was born healthy.
There were already many expressions of condolences in his Instagram post. Sporting Lisbon, where Ronaldo began his career, already said: “Strengthen Cristiano. Your sports family is with you.” As his current club, Manchester United, wrote: “Your pain is our pain. We send love and strength to you and your family at this time.”
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