Cristiano Ronaldo banned and fined

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Former Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo was charged with ‘improper and/or violent’ conduct and has now been fined for smashing a mobile phone out of a fan’s hands at the clash with Everton.

The FA in England has handed a two-match ban and a fine of £50,000 to former Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo for knocking a fan’s mobile phone to the ground after his former club’s match with Everton. .

Ronaldo, who has had his contract terminated by Manchester United,  was charged with ‘improper and/or violent’ conduct by the FA following the incident at Everton last April.

An FA statement said: “Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches, fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a breach of FA Rule E3. The forward admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Manchester United FC and Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022 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 would be suspended for two games if he joins another Premier League  club, with  Chelsea and Newcastle both linked with a move for the 37-year-old.

Ronaldo, who is in Qatar preparing for Portugal’s World Cup opener against Ghana today was cautioned by Merseyside Police  over the incident.

After the incident, which occurred when Ronaldo was making his way towards the tunnel following United’s 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park, he issued an apology on social media for his “outburst” and invited the supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford “as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship”