Cristiano Ronaldo cautioned by police after knocking cellphone out of Everton fan’s palms


The Portuguese striker appeared to slap Jacob Harding’s hand as he left the pitch moments after his facet had been crushed 1-0 at Goodison Park final season.

Ronaldo later apologised to the 14-year-old and was interviewed by police below warning in relation to an alleged assault and felony injury.

Merseyside Police mentioned in a press release: “We are able to affirm {that a} 37-year-old man voluntarily attended and was interviewed below warning in relation to an allegation of assault and felony injury.

“The allegation pertains to an incident following the Everton v Manchester United soccer match at Goodison Park on Saturday April 9.

“The matter has been handled by the use of conditional warning. The matter has now concluded.”

Everton’s Allan (left) makes an attempt a sort out on Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo throughout the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, on April 9 (PA)

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It has been reported Ronaldo has agreed to pay compensation to the schoolboy.

After the incident the boy’s mom Sarah Kelly mentioned he was filming the gamers strolling off by the tunnel when the footballer knocked the cellphone out of his hand in a “horrible mood”.

She informed the Each day Mirror: “I used to be crying, I used to be shook up, Jacob was in full shock – he’s autistic and he’s bought dyspraxia as properly, so he didn’t actually digest what was occurring till he’s come residence. He’s actually upset and it’s put him off going to the sport once more.”

After the incident, Ronaldo issued a social media apology for his “outburst” and invited the boy to observe a sport at Previous Trafford “as an indication of honest play and sportsmanship”.

Manchester United FC and Ronaldo’s consultant have been contacted for remark.

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