‘We will not forget you’ Bernabeu pays tribute to Gabriel Cruz

TRIBUTE: The Bernabeu had a minute of applause for Gabriel.

SPORTS teams across the country have paid tribute to young Gabriel Cruz.

Current La Liga Champions Real Madrid led the tributes to the eight-year-old during their weekend fixture against Girona.

A banner was displayed on the south stand throughout the match that read ‘RIP Gabriel,’ while a large section of the crowd all wore white and held aloft scarves.

And in the eighth minute of their match, spectators from both sides stood as the stadium filled with a minute’s worth of applause in memory of the young boy.

The tribute comes just a week after Segunda division UD Almeria announced that their kits would have an image of a ‘pescaito,’ the symbol used during the effort to find Gabriel, for the remainder of the season.

For their match against Valladolid, both teams also walked onto the pitch in shirts carrying the saying “Gabriel, you will never be forgotten, with both teams also partaking in a minute’s silence prior to the match while La Liga side Real Betis also temporarily changed their badge to have a ‘pescaito’ in the centre.