Manchester United, Juventus, Real Madrid, and other clubs have commiserated with Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez over the death of their newborn son.
Naija News had reported that the Ballon d’Or winner announced the death of one of his twins via his social media pages on Monday evening.
In a jointly signed statement, Ronaldo and Rodriguez confirmed the birth of a baby girl.
He wrote: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel.
“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.
“We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.
“Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
Following the sad development, football clubs and players took to their social media accounts to console the 37-year-old forward over the death of his son.
Reacting, Manchester United wrote: “Your pain is our pain, Cristiano. Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time.”
In their reaction, Real Madrid wrote: “We deeply regret the death of one of the children that our beloved Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, were expecting.
“Real Madrid joins the grief of the whole family and wants to show them all our love and affection.”
Juventus wrote: “Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Georgina and the whole family during this time.❤️”
Rival clubs, Liverpool and Manchester City also condoled Ronaldo and his partner over the death of their newborn baby.
Man City wrote: “Everyone at Manchester City sends our deepest condolences to you and Georgina.” 💙
“All of us here at Liverpool FC send our deepest condolences to you, Georgina and the family,” Liverpool tweeted.
“Everyone at Tottenham Hotspur sends our thoughts and condolences to you and your family 💙”