Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho could not attend his mother’s funeral on Sunday because he was ‘too upset’.
Ronaldinho’s mother, Miguelina Eloi Assis dos Santos, passed away on February 20 after months in hospital and she was laid to rest in Porto Alegre.
A cemetery’s spokesman was asked about Ronaldinho’s absence at the funeral as his older brother Roberto and sister Deisi were present, and the answer given was that the former PSG star was “too upset” to accompany them.
In December 2020, Ronaldinho took to social media to announce that 71-year-old Miguelina was in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
At the time, the soccer star had just returned to Brazil from Europe and was on the books of Flamengo.
Miguelina was an ever-present mom in Ronaldinho’s life as he saw him grow to become the football icon he is to this day.
She raised him as a single parent, and this was because Ronaldinho lost his father Joao de Assis Moreira, who drowned in a swimming pool accident almost 33 years ago.
Ronaldinho hasn’t posted anything about his mother’s passing on social media.
Ronaldinho enjoyed a successful football career both at the club and international levels between 1998 and 2015.