Manchester United, Liverpool Pay Tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo After Death of Son

Adam WellsApril 19, 2022

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, right, controls the ball past Liverpool's Andrew Robertson during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
AP Photo/Jon Super

Tuesday's Liverpool-Manchester United match featured a tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo in the wake of his infant son's death. 

Players for both clubs wore black armbands during the game. 

Premier League @premierleague

Players for Man Utd and Liverpool are wearing black armbands this evening to pay tribute for the loss suffered by <a href="https://twitter.com/Cristiano?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Cristiano</a>.<br><br>The thoughts of all of us at the Premier League are with him and his family. <a href="https://t.co/bobUgGGVwe">pic.twitter.com/bobUgGGVwe</a>

Fans gave their respects when they began singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the seventh minute, a tribute to Ronaldo's jersey number. 


You'll never walk alone <a href="https://twitter.com/Cristiano?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Cristiano</a> πŸ‘£β€οΈ. Amazing tribute to Ronaldo in the 7th-minute in tonight's game πŸ•ŠοΈ <a href="https://t.co/czjAGpOfIw">pic.twitter.com/czjAGpOfIw</a>

Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, announced Monday on Twitter that their son died:

Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano

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The couple announced in October that Rodriguez was pregnant with twins. They later revealed the twins they were expecting included one boy and one girl. 

Ronaldo and Rodriguez previously had one child together, Alana Martina, born in 2017. The twins were born Monday, and the couple's statement said the birth of their "baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness."

Ronaldo was away from the team for Tuesday's game.