Premier League: Ronaldo threatened with suspension

Faraj Benlahoucine, Media365, published on Friday September 23, 2022 at 9:38 p.m.

For a gesture of humor dating back more than five months, Cristiano Ronaldo could receive a sanction from the English federation which accuses him of « violent or inappropriate » behavior.

Definitely, Cristiano Ronaldo’s season at Manchester United looks like a long way of the cross. At odds with his management and his coach because of his inclinations to leave during the transfer window, he never won a full starting place in the eyes of Erik Ten Hag. Holder only once in six Premier League days, it is rather in the Europa League that he garners playing time. It was also during the Red Devils’ last European outing, on the lawn of Sherif Tiraspol in Moldova, that he converted a penalty and therefore validated his first goal of the season with MU.

An ephemeral thinning in the sky of the fivefold Ballon d’Or. Currently training with Portugal, which must play its last two Nations League matches during this international window, CR7 received very bad news from England this Friday. Through a press release, the federation (FA) accuses him of having « violent or inappropriate » behavior after the final whistle of the Everton – Manchester United meeting on April 9 in the Premier League which ended in a defeat for the Mancunians at Goodison Park (1-0). Sanctioned with a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct at the end of the match (87th), the Portuguese even added a layer of it later.

A sanction more than five months later?

When going to the changing rooms, he high-fived a young Toffees fan, knocking his phone out. An act which had earned him the wrath of many Internet users on the networks and for which he had apologized via his account instagram. Taken very seriously, this case had prompted the opening of an investigation by the Liverpool police, which was ultimately content to issue a legal reminder to the player. However, on the football scene, Cristiano Ronaldo could receive a suspension from the FA several months later.

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