In a touching gesture, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a heartfelt message of solidarity to the family of a young fan, who was killed due to earthquake in Mexico. The football star posted a picture of himself holding a Real Madrid jersey with the caption “To my No. 1 fan, Santiago” on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“In this moment of pain, I send a huge hug to Santiago’s family and to all the families who have lost their loved ones,” Ronaldo further wrote in his tweet.

According to Spanish media, the message was dedicated to Santiago Flores, a young boy killed in a school affected by massive 7.1 earthquake.

Santiago was a huge fan of Portugal international and his family had informed Ronaldo about his death.

At least 318 people were killed, while many others were injured when a huge earthquake jolted Mexico last week. The quake has wreaked havoc on many historic buildings of the country and rendered many homeless.

Many football clubs have come forward to help those in distress following the major disaster. Earlier, Spanish club Atletico Madrid had announced that it will be donating 50,000 euros ($59,700) to aid those affected by the earthquake. Other sports stars and clubs have also shown their solidarity by tweeting with the hashtag #FuerzaMexico (strength to Mexico).

Coming back to football, Ronaldo’s club Real Madrid have not had the best of starts to the La Liga season. The club is missing his golden touch at the moment as he is yet to open his account in the season on comeback after suspension. Real Madrid is currently at fifth position in the table, way behind rivals Barcelona who hold the top spot. Atletico Madrid are closely following Barcelona and are currently placed at second position.

 

First Published | 25 September 2017 5:48 PM
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