Ronaldo charged with ‘inappropriate conduct’ by FA after smashing fan’s phone

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Accused of breaking a fan’s phone during Manchester United’s loss to Everton last April, Cristiano Ronaldo engaged in “inappropriate conduct” according to the English Federation.

The scene went around in social networks. After a loss against Everton on April 9, Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch, smashing a young fan’s phone. A gesture for which he had apologized. More than five months after the events, the Spanish Federation emerged from silence.

Through a statement, the institution accuses the Portuguese of ‘inappropriate conduct’ after breaching the FA’s ‘E3’ rule. In a press release, Manchester United announced that they “support their player” after learning of the accusation. In the worst case, the 37-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner could be suspended for one or more Premier League games.

warned by the police

A few weeks ago, Cristiano Ronaldo received a notice from the English police. The fan in question, Jacob Harding, had not complained about CR7’s gesture either. However, in view of the images broadcast on British television, the police took over the case for Cristiano Ronaldo’s gesture against a teenager with autism.

In a statement, Merseyside Police confirmed that “a 37-year-old man” voluntarily presented himself at the police station and was heard by investigators after smashing the phone. laptop supporter. Ronaldo currently plays for the Portugal national team, with which he will have to face the Czech Republic on Saturday and Spain on Tuesday in the Nations League.