Manchester United star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly refused to play the crucial match against Liverpool, just 24 hours after he announced the tragic death of his newborn son.
According to local media reports, the star and his partner are beyond devastated when they announced to the world how one of their twins had passed away while the other managed to pull through.
The news sent a wave of shock and condolences to the celeb who requested his fans and followers to pray and request his privacy during this difficult period as he grieves.
Now, it has been confirmed how Ronaldo has excused himself from the crunch match of Man United against Liverpool, adding how the family is always over everything.
The star was expected twin babies with his Spanish partner Georgina Rodriguez but little did anyone know that it would have a bittersweet ending.
On Monday, the famed striker announced through social media the sudden death of his newborn son as many tried to console the celeb during this difficult time.
Raif Rangnick said his side will face the rivals during the evening hours of Tuesday but he confirmed how the Portugal striker will not be available, moments after the heartbreaking news had gone viral on social media about his newborn’s death.
A statement was released on the team’s official website that clearly mentioned how “Family is more important than everything else and Ronaldo is busy supporting his loved ones during this extremely difficult period.”
“At the moment, all we can confirm is that he won’t be playing in the match against Liverpool during his sudden family tragedy”- they continued as the family has requested privacy during this grieving period.
“Cristiano we are all thinking of you and sending you and your family immense strength to bear this tragic loss”- the statement went on to read.