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Son of tripped Syrian refugee accompanies Ronaldo at game

The son of the Syrian refugee tripped by a Hungarian journalist accompanied Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo onto the pitch

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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.

Madrid invited Osama Abdul Mohsen and sons Zaid and Mohammad 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.

Zaid, 7, son of Osama Abdul Mohsen, a Syrian refugee who was filmed being tripped by a camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with him, smiles as he stands next to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo before the Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Zaid, 7, son of Osama Abdul Mohsen, a Syrian refugee who was filmed being tripped by a camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with him, smiles as he stands next to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo before the Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Perez


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

Mohsen had arrived to the capital earlier this week after a Spanish football academy offered to help them rebuild their life.

Zaid, 7, son of Osama Abdul Mohsen, a Syrian refugee who was filmed being tripped by a camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with him,
Zaid, 7, son of Osama Abdul Mohsen, a Syrian refugee who was filmed being tripped by a camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with him,


Images of him being tripped by the Hungarian journalist provoked outrage across the continent.

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