Mum blasts Cristiano Ronaldo 'can't get let off again' after smashing son's phone

Cristiano Ronaldo has not been allowed to forget his embarrassing decision to slap a young Everton fan's phone out of his hand after Manchester United's loss at Goodison Park last season

Posted Monday, September 26, 2022 by

Mum blasts Cristiano Ronaldo 'can't get let off again' after smashing son's phone
Ronaldo was recently charged by the FA (Image: Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

A mother believes Manchester United ace Cristiano Ronaldo keeps "getting away with it" after the Portuguese ace smashed her son's phone out of his hand in April.

The United striker has been charged with improper contact by the FA for the incident which saw him slap the phone out of the hands of a 14-year-old autistic boy. Ronaldo reacted furiously to the youngster after United's 1-0 away defeat to Everton last season.

The former Real Madrid ace was also cautioned by police after an investigation was launched by Merseyside Police. However, the youngster's mother is not satisfied by the repercussions Ronaldo has faced.

"Let's hope he finally gets the right punishment," Sarah Kelly said to the Daily Mirror. "He can't keep getting away with it. His behaviour is unacceptable."

Sarah also added: "I'm being hounded by people saying I'm dragging it up again but I didn't know anything about it. He should have been dealt with six months ago. My son talks about what happened to him every day. He still hasn't had his phone back."

Mum blasts Cristiano Ronaldo 'can't get let off again' after smashing son's phone
The incident happened after United's loss to Everton last season

The FA said Ronaldo was charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 that is related to "improper and/or violent" conduct. However, Sarah is still not satisfied. "He should have paid for that. He's the one who caused all this.

"It baffles me – he can assault a child and carry on as normal. How can he sleep at night knowing the distress he has caused to a young fan? He offered us to meet him and said he was sorry but said he had done nothing wrong. That's not an apology, that's an insult."

Manchester United said in a statement that they would lend their backing to Ronaldo despite the charge. A statement from the club read: "We will be supporting the player in response to the charge."

Shortly after the incident, Ronaldo did post an apology on his personal Instagram page, which said: "I would like to apologise for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship."

The invite was snubbed in favour of a return visit to Goodison Park.



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