Cristiano Ronaldo was charged by the Football Association on Friday in relation to an incident that saw the Manchester United forward apparently knock a phone out of an Everton fan’s hand at a Premier League match in April.
It is alleged Ronaldo’s conduct was improper and/or violent, the governing body said.
Ronaldo received a police caution in August after being interviewed by officers in relation to an allegation of assault and criminal damage following the incident at Goodison Park on April 9.
CRISTIANO RONALDO GOES TO MANCHESTER UNITED’S TRAINING GROUND AMID UNCERTAINTY AROUND FUTURE
WHAT IS CRISTIANO RONALDO’S NET WORTH? A LOOK AT THE PORTUGUESE FOOTBALL STAR’S CAREER
Footage was posted online of Ronaldo appearing to knock the supporter’s mobile phone on to the ground as he walked toward the tunnel following United’s 1-0 loss.
Under British law, a caution is essentially a warning given out by police for a minor crime if the person admits to the offense.
ARSENAL DEFEATS ZURICH, CRISTIANO RONALDO-LED MANCHESTER UNITED LOSES IN EUROPA LEAGUE
After the incident, 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.”
Read the full article here