Supporters Offer Applause as Support to Ronaldo and Family Following Death of Newborn Son

Manchester United and Liverpool supporters held a minute applause during the team’s Premier League match at Anfield on Tuesday, April 19, in support of Cristiano Ronaldo and his family following the death of his newborn son.

Footage posted by Dylan Roach shows Liverpool fans applauding as Manchester United fans sing ‘Viva Ronaldo.’ Liverpool fans can also be heard singing their club’s anthem, ’You’ll Never Walk Alone.’

The gesture was made in the seventh minute of the game, in reference to Ronaldo’s shirt number at Man United.

Ronaldo, who was absent from Tuesday’s match, said on Instagram that the death of one of his newborn twins was “the greatest pain that any parents can feel.”

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick said the whole club was with Ronaldo and that he had to be with his family at this time. Credit: Dylan Roach via Storyful

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