English FA charge Ronaldo for clash with Everton fan

By Chimezie Nebolisa

English Football Association (FA) on Friday charged Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo with “improper and/or violent” conduct by for an incident dating back in April.

Footage showed Ronaldo appearing to knock a fan’s mobile phone to the ground after United’s 1-0 defeat at Everton on 9 April, for which the Portuguese was cautioned by Merseyside Police.

A statement from FA spokesperson read: “Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for an incident that took place after Manchester United FC’s Premier League match against Everton on Saturday 9 April 2022. It is alleged that the forward’s conduct after the final whistle was improper and/or violent.”

After the incident, the Ronaldo issued a social-media apology for his “outburst” and invited the supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford “as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship”.

If found guilty of the charge, the 37-year-old could face suspension from upcoming Premier League matches.