Picture: Raphinha sends touching tribute to Ronaldinho’s mom

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Leeds United United winger Raphinha paid a touching tribute to Ronaldinho’s mother after the Whites beat Southampton 3-0 on Elland Road.

Raphinha scored the third goal of the game with a spectacular free kick then brought the news to his waistcoat.

The message is: “A lot of strength for the Assis Moreira family. Rest in Peace Dona Miguelina ”.

Dona Miguelina Eloi Assis dos Santos was the name of Ronaldinho’s mother. She recently died of COVID-19.

Raphinha was shown a yellow card for removing his shirt to reveal a vest top with one on Embassy in Portuguese. He didn’t care as it was his own intent to get the message across.

Leeds returned to Elland Road with goals from Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas and Raphinha.

Bamford scored his 13th goal of the season. However, it was Raphinha’s superb free kick that earned Marcelo Bielsa’s side all three points.

The loss means Southampton haven’t won their last eight Premier League games.

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