Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo accused of violent behavior last season

This Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused by the English Football Association (FA) of « violent or inappropriate » behavior. The reason ? The Portuguese is accused of hitting a supporter’s hand after a match at Everton last season, knocking out his phone. « It appears that the striker’s conduct after the final whistle was inappropriate and/or violent« Wrote the FA in a statement.

In the worst-case scenario, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, 37, could be suspended for one or more Premier League matches. On April 9, when the Red Devils had just lost 1-0 at Everton, a video was widely released showing the Portuguese tapping the hand of a teenager as he returned to the locker room, knocking his telephone.

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The player had apologized the same evening on his Instagram account. Liverpool area police, who had opened an investigation into « assault« , was content in mid-August to send a simple call to order to the player. Manchester United has « took noteof the FA’s decision, adding: « We will support our player in his response to this accusation. » Ronaldo is currently in selection with Portugal, with whom he must face the Czech Republic on Saturday then Spain on Tuesday in the League of Nations.

(With AFP)

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