Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined a sum of £50,000 and received a suspension from the Football Association for two games, resulting from an incident last April at Goodison Park.
The footage of Ronaldo knocking a mobile phone out of a young boy’s hand while walking down the tunnel after Manchester United’s 1-0 depressing defeat to Everton has been going viral on social media. The Association will announce a verdict on the matter later today, along with an explanation for the decision in the form of a written statement.
FA Bans and Penalise Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese was sacked by Manchester United earlier on Tuesday, which was described as a result of mutual consent. He has now been charged with improper conduct, which will result in him being banned for two consecutive Premier League matches if he decides to join another English club.
Conduct in such a manner is absolutely unsuitable for a legendary footballer of his stature, and due to this, the 37-year-old forward has been warned by Merseyside Police.
Ronaldo had issued an apology via his social media handle for the improper conduct and “outburst” due to the heat of the moment and had invited the young boy, who became the victim of Cristiano’s rage, to watch a match at the Old Trafford, ‘as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship.’
“I would like to apologize for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship,” said Ronaldo on his Instagram.
However, the mother of the 14-year-old fanboy, Sarah Kelly, has completely refused to accept any such apology and attempts of redemption that might come their way from the star player Ronaldo.