The Five Time Ballon D’Or Winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a two-game suspension and a hefty fine for knocking a mobile phone out of a supporter’s hand.
The 37-year-old, who yesterday had his contract with Manchester United terminated by mutual consent, was charged by the FA for ‘improper and/or violent conduct’ in September.
The incident took place following United’s 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park last April.
Footage shared on social media showed Ronaldo appearing to smash a phone out of a young fan’s hand as he left the pitch and headed towards the tunnel.
Ronaldo was cautioned by police regarding the incident in August and later issued an apology to 14- year-old Jacob Harding on his Instagram account.
The FA are expected to announce Ronaldo’s punishment today – a two-match ban and a fine of £50,000, according to The Mirror.
The ban means Ronaldo will miss his first two games if he is to join another Premier League side following his release from United.
Chelsea and Newcastle United are among the sides who have been credited with interest in the veteran striker.