Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk reveals why he comforted referee after Netherlands game

Van Dijk scores a late equaliser against Germany, securing the Netherlands a place in the Nations League finals.

Virgil van Dijk has been praised for comforting a referee when he began crying after an international fixture.

Dutchman van Dijk, who plays for Liverpool, consoled Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan after he broke down following the Netherlands' 2-2 draw with Germany in the Nations League on Monday.

"That man broke down, stood with tears in his eyes because he had just lost his mother," Van Dijk said.

Referee Ovidiu Hategan recently lost his mother. Right after the FT whistle...
source: The Sky News

2018-11-20 17:50
Latest news from The Sky News
today 22:29 Theresa May condemns Tony Blair's call for second referendum - but close allies ARE secretly preparing for another public vote
yesterday 21:26 Shoppers shun high street on peak Christmas weekend
yesterday 21:26 UK weather forecast: Storm Deirdre sweeps in bringing heavy snow, freezing rain and gales
yesterday 20:22 Cinema attendance is highest since the 1970s
yesterday 20:22 How could a second Brexit referendum happen?
yesterday 20:22 Girl, 8, and woman, 33, die in house fire in Collingham, Nottinghamshire
yesterday 13:46 Waitrose to take glitter out of Christmas for the environment
yesterday 12:40 Visitors evacuated as fire breaks out at Chester Zoo
yesterday 09:26 Brexit: Cabinet split over Plan B to 'dead' EU withdrawal deal
yesterday 05:02 Theresa May returns from tense EU summit to growing talk of second referendum
yesterday 03:59 Police to test live facial recognition in Westminster
yesterday 03:59 Jasmin Mistry jailed for four years after admitting £250,000 cancer lie
yesterday 01:53 Refugees hoping to top Christmas singles chart with festive charity track
yesterday 00:50 Grieving mum urges parents to discuss organ donation after son's tragic death
yesterday 23:47 Rescued yachtswoman Susie Goodall would do it again 'in a heartbeat'
yesterday 22:44 Building evacuated after boulder smashes into bedroom
2018-12-14 23:41 The EU has a simple message on the Brexit deal: Like it or lump it
2018-12-14 21:32 Gary Lineker, Meghan Markle and Santa Claus: Sky News Quiz of the Week
2018-12-14 21:31 Politicians and royals spread festive cheer with official Christmas cards
2018-12-14 21:31 Grime rapper J Hus jailed for carrying knife outside Westfield shopping centre
Latest news from Great Britain
today 05:26 Storm Deirdre: Wind, snow and rain hit parts of UK
today 05:23 Moment woman screams in fear at 'lunatic' driver on busy road
today 05:23 The potato knife killer who slit an unsuspecting woman's throat - but still denies he did it
today 05:23 The potato knife killer who slit an unsuspecting woman's throat - but still denies he did it
today 05:23 Shivering and desperate for shelter, the reality for Hull's homeless as winter begins to bite
today 05:10 Model girlfriend of Denver Broncos star Von Miller wishes him luck ahead of Browns clash
today 05:10 Meghan Markle 'tells Harry to give up Royal Christmas tradition as family rift widens'
today 04:23 Theresa May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call
today 04:05 At least 11 dead and 100 violently ill after food poisoning outbreak at Hindu temple
today 03:29 'He's like a MEDIEVAL KING!' - Tory peer's FURIOUS ATTACK on Juncker's antics at EU summit
today 03:29 Melania Trump ‘patriotic' Christmas trees RUINED by thugs who STEAL branches from display
today 02:26 Fresh ATTACK on the Queen by Australian republicans who HATE the Royal Family's popularity
today 02:14 Liam Harris credits Hull FC conditioning staff for beneficial pre-season training
today 02:14 Liam Harris credits Hull FC conditioning staff for beneficial pre-season training
today 01:59 Body of NEWBORN baby found on beach - cops search for mum
today 01:59 Model girlfriend of Denver Broncos star Von Miller wishes him luck ahead of Browns clash
today 01:23 Hunt tells May to STAND DOWN in 'next few months' and says UK will 'FLOURISH' post-Brexit
today 01:15 What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?
today 01:15 Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?
today 01:14 Anti-radicalisation chief: Wales 'far right hunting ground'
today 01:11 Hull KR need to stop being so nice says veteran star
today 01:11 Hull KR need to stop being so nice says veteran star
today 00:24 Iceland's frozen £22 Christmas Day meal deal branded 'food for lazy people'
today 00:20 'BREXIT is over' Brexiteer Dan Hannan sends shock warning - EU exit WON'T happen at all
today 00:20 Stacey Dooley: Craig Revel Horwood STUNNED by Strictly winner result ‘Did NOT look happy'
today 00:20 BREXIT STALEMATE: EU playing hardball over FEARS concessions will fuel Brexiteers for MORE
today 00:20 BREAKING: STRONG 5.1 magnitude earthquake STRIKES Taiwan - Ring of Fire hit
today 00:20 BREXIT FURY: May rages at Remainer Blair 'second referendum is INSULT to British people'
today 00:11 MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns
today 23:57 Children's watchdog in Scotland raises alarm over restraint in schools
today 23:57 MP pulls up Holyrood over lack of fire strategy after Glasgow School of Art blaze
today 23:57 £24m bill for Northern Rail lost profits to be footed by taxpayers
today 23:57 School children suffering under austerity in winter
today 23:54 British Airways plane nearly CRASHES in mid-air with drone over central London
today 23:53 Balkans WAR fears: Serbia threatens military action after Kosovo approves new army
today 23:53 Miracle baby is home for Xmas after fight for life - and being born the size of dad's hand
today 23:53 MH370 mystery solved? Former TV exec has ‘PROOF’ linking disappearance to organ harvesting
today 23:22 Former Celtic star Aiden McGeady has hilarious reaction to being hit by snowballs
today 23:22 Brendan Rodgers admits Celtic will need two strikers to replace Leigh Griffiths
today 23:22 Steven Gerrard opens up on Rangers transfer plans as he reveals revamp is being held up by Mexican flops
today 23:22 Home Alone fans spot something odd about Kevin's house that they've never noticed before
today 23:22 Gender-based violence highlighted in 16 days of action in West Lothian
today 23:22 National Lottery results: Your Lotto winning numbers for Saturday December 15
today 23:22 Multiple crashes on M74 as drivers caught out by freezing rain and black ice
today 23:22 Edinburgh-bound easyJet flight diverted after passenger suffers heart attack
today 23:18 Girl, 12, is ‘dying before her mum’s eyes’ due to lifelong phobia of eating
today 23:18 Meghan and Harry will spend Christmas Day with William and Kate despite ‘rift’
today 23:17 Fortnite Shop TODAY: New leaked Season 7 skins coming in Epic Games update
today 23:17 Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho to be offered route out of Old Trafford next summer - EXCLUSIVE
today 23:17 Meghan Markle and Kate WILL spend Christmas Day together - Palace makes SHOCK announcement
Watch the news from UK on Facebook