Manchester United star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo joined the nation in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II as he paid tribute to the beloved monarch, calling it an “irreparable” loss.
Ronaldo penned his sincere communication on social media and wrote, “ Seven times of my career were played in the Premier League, making this my 8th season residing in England.
Over the years, I have felt the UK’s everlasting love for Her Highness, and how important Her Majesty was to the British people and always will be. I pay my respects to his memory and mourn this irreplaceable loss (sic) with the country I have learned to call home.
Ronaldo, who was in United’s squad for the Europa League tie versus Real Sociedad when Buckingham Palace announced the death of the Queen, maintained an impeccable minute’s silence with the other players before kick-off. Both sets of players also wore black bands in honor of the queen.
Saturday was a moving and respectful tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as sport resumed in Britain following a nationwide shutdown on Friday as a mark of respect to the monarch, who died at the age of 96 on Thursday.
Test cricketers from England and South Africa also observed a minute’s silence at the Oval before a high-ranking member of the army rang the bell.
West of London, golfers from around the world stopped their rounds and other professionals, officials, and caddies gathered on the putting green in front of the first tee at Wentworth for a two-minute silence, also seen as impeccable.