Cristiano Ronaldo cautioned by police after phone incident with fan

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo was cautioned by police for smashing a phone out of a 14-year-old boy’s hand following his team’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to Everton in April. The boy’s mom said her son is autistic, according to Daily Mail.

On Wednesday, Merseyside Police released a statement, revealing the matter has concluded.

“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 police statement read.

“The allegation relates to an incident following the Everton v Manchester United football match at Goodison Park on Saturday April 9. The matter has been dealt with by way of conditional caution. The matter has now concluded.”

Cristiano Ronaldo exits the field after United's defeat against Everton on April 9, 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo exits the field after United’s defeat against Everton on April 9, 2022.

In viral footage from the incident, Ronaldo, 37, appeared to slap his hand down while storming off the field to the tunnel at Goodison Park following United’s defeat against Everton.

Sarah Kelly said her son, Jacob Harding, was in the crowd at his first game to watch Everton played United in April, when Ronaldo knocked the phone out of his hand, according to Daily Mail.

“We were right by the tunnel where they came walking past — my son was there videoing them all,” said Kelly, a Merseyside native, who claimed her son’s hand was “bruised” after being “assaulted” in the alleged altercation.

“And then he lowered his phone because Ronaldo had pulled down his sock and his leg was bleeding. He lowered his phone to see what it was — he didn’t even speak. Ronaldo then just walked past, with a terrible, terrible temper and smashed the phone out of my son’s hand and carried on walking.”

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