December 6, 2022

The FA has handed Cristiano Ronaldo a two-game suspension and a £50,000 fine for knocking a fan’s phone out of his hand against Everton.

On April 9, following a 1-0 loss at Goodison Park, the Portuguese was cautioned by Merseyside Police.

Meanwhile, following his release from Manchester United on Tuesday, the 37-year-old is now a free agent.

The FA also charged him with improper conduct and an independent panel has handed down a suspension and hefty fine.

The forward admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of the Premier League game was improper.

An independent Regulatory Commission found that his conduct was both improper and violent during a subsequent hearing, and imposed these sanctions.

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After the incident in April, Ronaldo posted an apology on Instagram. He said: “It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing.

“Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient and set the example for all the youngsters who love the beautiful game.

“I would like to apologise 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.”

The ban will be transferred when Ronaldo joins a new club in any country, but does not count in the World Cup.

 

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