Cristiano Ronaldo charged with improper conduct by FA

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has, on Friday, been sanctioned by the English Football Association.

The charge comes in relation to a moment of petulance on the part of the Portuguese icon late in the 2021/22 campaign.

The moment in question came on the back of United slipping to a shock defeat at the hands of Everton back in April.

Upon his departure from the pitch, Ronaldo, looking altogether forlorn, was caught on video slapping the mobile phone of a member of the home crowd to the ground:

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, to his credit, issued a subsequent apology to the Toffees supporter in question, before inviting them to attend a fixture at Old Trafford at the expense of the veteran attacker.

As alluded to above, though, Ronaldo, nevertheless, has been slapped with a punishment.

As per a statement on the part of the FA, the 37-year-old has charged with improper and/or violent conduct:

“Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for an incident that took place after Manchester United’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.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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