Cristiano Ronaldo

Merseyside police are investigating an incident in which Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly assaulted a young Everton fan after the match between Everton and Manchester United on Saturday evening. 

In a footage shared on social media after the match alongside comments, Ronaldo broke the fan’s phone during an angry confrontation.

A statement from the police on Sunday read;

“As players were leaving the pitch at 2.30 pm, it was reported that a boy was assaulted by one of the away team as they left the pitch.

“Inquiries are underway and officers are currently working with Everton to review CCTV footage and are carrying out extensive witness inquiries to establish if an offence has taken place.

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police contact centre quoting reference number 228 of 9 April 2022.”

The Portuguese star has since apologised to the fan through his social media;

“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing,” Ronaldo said. “Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient, and set the example for all the youngsters who love the beautiful game.

“I would like to apologise for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair-play and sportsmanship.”

Anthony Gordon’s deflected 27th-minute goal was all Everton needed to beat Man United at Goodison Park, further denting their hopes of finishing in the top four.


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