Syrian Refugee Walks Out Ronaldo to Game

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SHAFAQNA - The son of the Syrian refugee tripped by a Hungarian journalist accompanied Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo onto the pitch before the team’s Spanish league game on Saturday.

“Zied walked on to the Bernabéu pitch with his hero @Cristiano,” Real Madrid CF tweeted, the Bleacher Report reported.

Ziad is the son of Osama Abdul Mohsen, the Syrian refugee who became an unwanted viral star when a camerawoman tripped him in Hungary earlier this month.

Abdul Mohsen, who turned out to be a coach in Syria, moved from Germany to a Madrid suburb after a Spanish football academy offered to help rebuild his life.

The father and his two sons, Zaid and Mohammad, were invited by Real Madrid to the match, which Madrid won 1-0 against Granada.

Zaid accompanied Ronaldo when the teams entered the pitch before kickoff and received applause from the Santiago Bernabeu crowd.

Before the match, the players wore T-shirts supporting the thousands of refugees fleeing to Europe from the Syrian war.

Sport documented the amazing week Zaid has been having in Madrid.

“Zaid was one of the children who each football player walks on to the pitch with, before posing for a photo. At all moments, Ronaldo stayed by the young Syrian’s side. Zaid also spent Friday, with his father (Osama Abdul Mohsen) and his brother (Mohammad), at Madrid’s training ground meeting the squad,” it wrote.

“There he posed for photos with Ronaldo, but also with Pepe, Kiko Casilla, Denis Cheryshev, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vazquez.”

This month, Madrid donated 1 million euros to help refugees arriving to Spain.

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