The Football Association (FA) stated on Friday, confirming that it will bring charges against Cristiano Ronaldo for knocking down a teenage Everton fan’s mobile phone.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with breaching FA Rules E3 for an incident that occurred after Manchester United’s match against Everton ( Premier League ) on Saturday 9 April 2022.”
“The striker’s behavior after the final whistle is alleged to have been inappropriate and/or violent.”
The official explanation of the relevant regulations of the FA‘s E3 rules is: “A contestant shall not damage the reputation of the game by any inappropriate or violent behavior or the use of threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting and offensive remarks.”
Manchester United’s Paul Hurst, who now works for The Times, said Cristiano Ronaldo may be suspended for one or more games once the FA charges are established.
Manchester United’s response
In response to the FA’s statement, Manchester United‘s official response said: “We have taken note of the FA’s statement on Cristiano Ronaldo. We will support the player’s response to the allegations.”
Cristiano Ronaldo violently knocked down a fan’s mobile phone last season when he started in Manchester United’s 1-0 loss to Everton. After the game, CR7 was witnessed knocking an Everton fan’s mobile phone to the ground in the player tunnel, causing damage to the phone and minor injuries to the opponent.
Cristiano Ronaldo smashed someone's phone after losing to Everton, according to fans at the ground 😳
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 9, 2022
According to the “Liverpool Echo” report, the attacked fan is a 14-year-old with autism, and the Portuguese star’s inappropriate behavior has taken a toll on his spirit.
Afterward, Cristiano Ronaldo apologized for his inappropriate behavior on his Instagram personal account, but he did not escape punishment from the police: on August 17, Merseyside Police issued an announcement confirming the CR7 warning.