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Ronaldo sends message to family of boy killed in earthquake

By AP
  • Published : Sept 25, 2017 - 14:23
  • Updated : Sept 25, 2017 - 14:23
MADRID -- Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message of solidarity to the family of a young fan killed in Mexico’s earthquake.

Ronaldo twitted a photo of himself holding a Real Madrid jersey with the message “To my No. 1 fan, Santiago.” 

Real Madrid`s Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Betis won 1-0. (AP)

Spanish media said the message written on the jersey was in reference to Santiago Flores, the boy killed in a school crushed by Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

The boy’s relatives reportedly wrote Ronaldo after the boy’s death to tell the Portugal star that Santiago was a huge fan.

Ronaldo wrote in his Twitter post on Sunday that “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.”

Atletico Madrid said Saturday it was donating $59,700 to aid those affected by the earthquake. (AP)