CR7 shows support to family of boy killed in earthquake

Cristiano Ronaldo shows support to Santiago Flores' family

The Portuguese star sent a message to all the victims of the deadly earthquake and in particular to the family of his number one fan.

Ronaldo has once again shown his good heart towards humanity by tweeting a signed Real Madrid jersey with a message of solidarity to a family in Mexico. Santiago Flores was a big fan of the 32-year-old before perishing in an elementary school that collapsed during the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday, September 19.

“At this time of sorrow, I send the Santiago family and all the families who have lost loved ones a huge hug.”

The parents of the six-year-old kid took time to write a heartbreaking letter to the Portuguese ace to let him know about their son.

“Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo.

“We are writing you in pain as our son Santiago Flores Mora got trapped in Enrique Rebsamen School. He was a second-grade student, and he would have turned seven today. Our reason to get in touch with you is because he was your biggest fan, he’d write your name everywhere, and recently, he’d fill out all school notes with his name written as ‘Santiago Flores Mora Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Attached to this letter is the jersey his father bought him. He asked him to have it stamped with your name, and since he didn’t do so, he kept on re-writing it with a marker as many times as he needed to.

“I just wanted you to know that my son dreamed about meeting you. Now he’s gone and I’m writing you in such pain, because I never thought about the love and respect he showed for you. As I dropped him off in school, he told me ‘today I’ll have my best football game, it will be a Clásico and I’m Cristiano Ronaldo, I’ll help my team give Barca a beating.

“We created an email for one of his subjects. He chose the username “santycristianofm”, with his password being cristianoronaldo. The way he looked up to you is unmatched. He said that, when he grows up, he’d become a history teacher like his father and a footballer, just like the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I don’t know if you’re too busy, but I just wanted to let you know that my son looked up to you as if you were his own father, there wasn’t anyone he looked up to more than his father and yourself. Thanks for being who you are, because my son never ceased to look up to you.”

Santiago's parents write a letter to Cristiano Ronaldo
(Image credit: Twitter @AgeironZitro)

An image of a shirt bearing “Ronaldo 7” at the back depicts Santiago’s love and admiration for the Ballon d’or winner. It is only sad that the young kid never had the chance to meet his hero.

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Nana Kwame is a writer from Ghana. His love for Ronaldo began when the superstar burst onto the scene as a Manchester United player. The Accra native has unconditional love for Real Madrid as he sees the Spanish club to be the embodiment of World Football. Kwame loves to play table tennis during his leisure time, read sports-related news, play FIFA video games and watch Cristiano Ronaldo videos. Writing football stories, most especially about Los Blancos' all-time topscorer, had always been a dream which he is now living through C. Ronaldo Daily.


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