Cristiano Ronaldo Ditches Iconic Siiu Celebration to Remember Late Son in Emotional Moment During Arsenal Game

Cristiano Ronaldo Ditches Iconic Siiu Celebration to Remember Late Son in Emotional Moment During Arsenal Game

  • Cristiano Ronaldo used Man United's game against Arsenal to pay a poignant tribute to his late son
  • The 37-year-old Red Devils attacker recently lost one of his newborn babies with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez
  • However, that did not stop him from finding the back of the net against the Gunners in United's 3-1 defeat at the Emirates
  • Ronaldo ditched his iconic 'Siu' celebration after he scored and simply pointed to the sky in tribute to his late son

Cristiano Ronaldo has paid an emotional tribute to his newborn son.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner lost one of his twins earlier last week, with the veteran striker initially breaking the devastating news to his followers.

Cristiano Ronaldo gestures after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates. Photo by Ian Kington.
Cristiano Ronaldo gestures after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates. Photo by Ian Kington.
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The development saw Ronaldo granted compassionate leave, rendering him out of the Man United clash in midweek.

However, the Portuguese talisman returned to the fold during United's trip to the Emirates on Saturday, April 23.

Cristiano Ronaldo marks return with goal

Ronaldo went on to mark his return to the squad with a goal as he scored the consolation in the Red Devils' 3-1 defeat against the Gunners.

Nuno Tavares and Bukayo Saka handed the hosts a deserved lead in the opening exchanges of the first half before Ronaldo got his name on the scoresheet in the 34th minute.

The 37-year-old used the opportunity to pay a tribute to his late son as he dedicated the goal to him.

At the time, the United ace ditched his iconic 'Siu' celebration and simply pointed to the sky in a poignant gesture.

Meanwhile, his goal was his 100th in the Premier League which made him only the 33rd player in history to reach the milestone.

Source: Sports Brief News