The Football Association has suspended Cristiano Ronaldo for two matches and fined him £50,000 for his actions following Manchester United’s 1-0 loss to Everton in the Premier League in April..
The 37-year-old played the entire 90-minute match at Goodison Park, which was won by Anthony Gordon’s first-half goal.
While walking down the tunnel after the game, Ronaldo knocked a fan’s phone to the ground when it was thrust towards him..
After the incident, the Portugal international apologized on social media and accepted a police caution, but the FA has now punished him following an investigation.
“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult situations like this one. Nonetheless, we must always be respectful, patient, and set a good example for all of the young people who enjoy the beautiful game “Following the incident, he posted on Instagram..
“I apologize for my outburst and, if possible, invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a mark of fair play and sportsmanship.”
Should Ronaldo play, he will have to pay a £50,000 fine and be suspended for two matches in the premier league..
The forward’s contract at Manchester United was terminated on Monday, with the club deciding to release him following the explosive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.
“For a breach of FA Rule E3, Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches, fined £50,000, and warned about his future conduct,” the FA said in a statement.
The forward admitted that his behavior following the conclusion of the Premier League match between Manchester United FC and Everton FC on Saturday, April 9, 2022, was improper..
During a subsequent hearing, an independent Regulatory Commission found his behavior to be both improper and violent, and imposed these sanctions.”
Newcastle United have been linked with the attacker, who is currently with the Portugal squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is another English club said to be interested in signing Ronaldo, with the former Sporting Lisbon youngster eligible to join a new club in January.
Ronaldo has only scored three goals in 16 Premier League appearances for Manchester United this season, with his only goal in 2022-23 coming against Everton last month..
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