Watch: Lovely moment Cristiano Ronaldo welcomes Fernando Ricksen to the Bernabeu
Published 19/10/2016 | 09:26
Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved he is one of football's good guys by inviting former Rangers star Fernando Ricksen to the Bernabeu for Real Madrid's Champions League clash against Legia Warsaw last night.
Dutchman Ricksen is battling motor neurone disease and he travelled to Real Madrid's 5-1 victory over the Polish champions with his wife Veronika and daughter Isabella as a guest of Portuguese superstar Ronaldo.
Earlier this month, Ronaldo's super agent Jorge Mendes tweeted a video of support for Ricksen and invited him over to Madrid and last night he fulfilled that promise.
Brilliant gesture from both Mendes and Ronaldo.
CLASS: Fernando Ricksen was welcomed to the Bernabeu last night as a personal guest of Cristiano Ronaldo. Respect pic.twitter.com/grE3Ik6Nb4— SPORF (@Sporf) October 19, 2016
Seeing pics of Fernando Ricksen just breaks my heart— Nikki Gx (@nikki___xx) October 19, 2016
@Cristiano Thanks for treating Fernando Rickson well. He's a hero of ours at Rangers. You're a top man Cristiano.— Iain (@rhapger) October 19, 2016