Cristiano Ronaldo cautioned by police over phone incident
The Manchester United striker smashed a boy's phone as he left the pitch at Goodison Park
Cristiano Ronaldo has been cautioned by the police after he smashed a boy's phone on the floor at Goodison Park.
The Manchester United striker appeared to slap Jacob Harding’s hand as he left the pitch after his side were beaten by Everton last season.
He later apologised to the 14-year-old, posting on Instagram that 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 apologize 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," Ronaldo concluded.
#MUFC are looking into an incident involving Cristiano Ronaldo and what eyewitnesses say was a mobile phone hitting the ground after his side's defeat at Goodison Park.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 9, 2022
Earlier this month, the Portuguese star was interviewed by police under caution in relation to an alleged assault and criminal damage.
In a statement on Wednesday, Merseyside Police told the Mirror: “We can confirm that a 37-year-old man voluntarily attended and was interviewed under caution in relation to an allegation of assault and criminal damage.
"The allegation relates to an incident following the Everton v Manchester United football match at Goodison Park on Saturday 9 April.“The matter has been dealt with by way of conditional caution. The matter has now concluded.”
The paper reports that Ronaldo has agreed to pay compensation to the schoolboy.
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