Cristiano Ronaldo is at the centre of a police investigation after appearing to knock a fan’s phone to the ground following Manchester United’s defeat at Everton.
Footage, taken by @EvertonHub, shows Ronaldo lowering his right hand towards the ground before what appears to be a phone colliding with and bouncing up off the surface, as he exited the pitch following the 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park.
#MUFC are looking into an incident involving Cristiano Ronaldo and what eyewitnesses say was a mobile phone hitting the ground after his side's defeat at Goodison Park.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 9, 2022
Ronaldo has since apologised for the “outburst”.
The fan’s mother has claimed he was left “bruised” by the incident, which left the youngster “in complete shock”.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Sarah Kelly said her 14-year-old son Jake Harding is autistic and “didn’t really digest what was happening” until he got home.
“He’s really upset about it, and it’s completely put him off going to the game again,” she told the paper. “This is the first football game he’s been to and this has happened.”