Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly been hit with a two-match ban and a £50,000 fine by the FA after smashing a fan’s phone earlier this year.
After Manchester United’s Premier League defeat to Everton at Goodison Park last season, Ronaldo appeared to slap the hand of a fan as he stormed down the tunnel, damaging the boy’s phone.
The FA have now concluded their investigation and handed the 37-year-old a hefty fine as well as a suspension, according to The Mirror.
Ronaldo had admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of Manchester United’s Premier League tie with Everton on Saturday, 9 April 2022, was improper.
An independent Regulatory Commission found that Ronaldo’s conduct was both improper and violent during a subsequent hearing and imposed these sanctions on the player.
This is coming less than a day after Man United terminated Ronaldo’s contract.
Ronaldo is currently with the Portugal national team in Qatar as they prepare to take on the Black Stars of Ghana in their World Cup opener on Thursday.