The Football Association (FA) has announced that the Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with ' ‘improper and /or violent’’ conduct following an incident in April.
Video footage surfaced online showed Ronaldo knocking a mobile phone out of a young fan's hand after United was defeated by Everton at Everton's Goodison park on April 9th.
The Portuguese was cautioned by Merseyside Police.
The FA Spokesperson, who made the announcement through Twitter said; "Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for an incident that took place after Manchester United FC’s Premier League match against Everton on Saturday 9 April 2022.
"It is alleged that the forward’s conduct after the final whistle was improper and/or violent."
Meanwhile, the United player had apologised to the young fan after the match via his Instagram page.
He said; "It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing.
"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."
In response to the charge against Ronaldo, Manchester United in a statement said; "We will be supporting the player."