English FA Bans Ronaldo For Two Games Over Misconduct
Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches by an independent regulatory panel for smashing a teenage fan's phone after a defeat at Everton last season, the English FA has announced.
Video footage appeared to show Ronaldo angrily slapping the phone out of the boy's hand as he walked down the tunnel after United's 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park back in April.
The boy's mother said he had been left with a bruised hand and his phone screen had been smashed. Thereafter, the Portuguese forward was cautioned by the police in August and charged with improper conduct by England's Football Association (FA) in September.
A statement released by the FA read: "The forward admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of the Premier League game between United and Everton was improper. An independent Regulatory Commission found that his conduct was both improper and violent during a subsequent hearing, and imposed these sanctions."
The ban means Ronaldo will miss two games if he joins another Premier League club.