Son of tripped Syrian refugee accompanies Ronaldo on field

  • AP, Madrid
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2015 10:26 IST

Zaid Abdul Mohsen, the seven-year-old son of Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen, who was tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with him, accompanied Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo onto the pitch before the team's La Liga game against Granada on Saturday.

Madrid invited Osama Abdul and sons Zaid and Mohammad to the match, which they won 1-0.

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.

Mohsen had arrived to the capital earlier this week after a Spanish football academy offered to help them rebuild their lives . Images of him being tripped by the Hungarian journalist provoked outrage across the continent.

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

Read: 'I panicked' says Hungarian camerawoman who kicked refugees

Watch: Journalist gets fired after kicking, tripping refugees in Hungary

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