The former Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been slammed with a fine of £50,000 and a two-match ban by the Football Association (FA) in England.
This follows an incident that occurred in April when Ronaldo smashed a fan’s phone at Goodison Park after Man United lost to Everton last season, the FA have now concluded their investigation and issued Ronaldo his punishment.
This comes just a day after it was announced that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had his contract with United terminated by mutual agreement following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan about the management of the club and the manager, Erik ten Hag.
The striker had said the club had remained stagnant since Sir Alex Ferguson left back in 2013 and there is no growth whatsoever. He also said he has no respect for Ten Hag because the manager has no respect for him.
The owners of Man United, the Glazers, also announced on Tuesday evening that they are putting the club up for sale and will be listening to offers.
Ronaldo’s ban means that he will be suspended for two games if he joins another Premier League club, with Chelsea and Newcastle both linked with a move for the 37-year-old.
Ronaldo is presently in Qatar preparing for Portugal’s World Cup opening match against Ghana on Thursday