[/caption]During Real Madrid’s La Liga match at home to Villarreal, Cristiano Ronaldo was captured by the media sending a clear message to his native country Madeira.
After scoring Real Madrid’s first goal, CR9 showed his underwear in celebration where he had written “MADEIRA” with his own hand writing.
It was his way of sending a message of sadness to the island of Madeira following the big floods that hit the island on Saturday.Â More thanÂ 40 lives are currently feared dead in Cristiano Ronaldo’s native country and he was quick to react towards this issue, expressing his emotions:
“It is a huge catastrophe and a tragedy without precedent,” he said in a message posted on the official Real Madrid website this Sunday.
“Nobody can be indifferent when there is a tragedy of this magnitude and even more so in my case. I was born and grew up on that island, that gave me so much,” said Ronaldo, who added he was willing to help in any way he could.
“I want to say that I am available for that in any way that is possible, I can help the organizations and official bodies to try and minimize the suffering and help people get over the affects of this tragedy as soon as possible,” he added.
His message at the Bernabeu came on an emotional evening that also saw legendary forward Luis Molowny remembered with a minute’s silence.