Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has been heavily fined by Football Association(FA) after he was filmed snatching a mobile phone out of the hands of a young Everton fan at Goodison Park last season.
A video clip captured the Portugal captain smashing the phone to the floor as he headed down the tunnel at Goodison on April 9, 2022, after Everton had beaten United 1-0.
He was formerly handed a conditional caution by Merseyside Police after he spoke to officers about the incident but he’s now been charged by the English game’s governing body.
The 37-year-old is charged with an offence that relates to ‘improper and/or violent’ conduct and will now have to respond to the FA.
An FA statement said: “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 FC on Saturday 9 April 2022. It is alleged that the forward’s conduct after the final whistle was improper and/or violent.”
Responding to the charges United said in a statement: “We note the FA announcement in relation to Cristiano Ronaldo. We will be supporting the player in his response to the charge.”