Syrian boy who was tripped appears as Real Madrid mascot
Eight-year-old Zaid Mohsen walked onto the pitch with Cristiano Ronaldo during a La Liga match.
JOHANNESBURG - Syrian boy Zaid Mohsen received a hero's welcome at the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Granada CF in Spain at the weekend.
Joined by his father Osama Abdul Mohsen and elder brother, the eight-year-old was greeted by the team before being led onto the pitch by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Vuelve a disfrutar de la salida de Zied al césped del Bernabéu con su ídolo, @Cristiano, de la mano.
- Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) September 20, 2015
Abdul Mohsen and his family recently moved to Madrid after a local football academy offered him a job and a place to live.
Mohsen is a former coach of Syrian first division side Al-Fotuwa.
The family's plight went global after he and his son were tripped by a Hungerian photographer on 9 September while trying to cross the border from Serbia.
Zaid, son of Osama Abdul Mohsen, the Syrian refugee who was tripped over by a Hungarian journalist, walks out with Cristiano Ronaldo at at the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Granada CF, in Spain. Picture: AFP