Cristiano Ronaldo suspended 2 games for ‘improper’ conduct in April match

The former Manchester United midfielder suspended Cristiano Ronaldo two games ago and fined him for slapping a fan phone out of his hand after a game in April.

The FA released a statement on Wednesday after an “independent regulatory commission” carried out an investigation into the incident.

“Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches, fined £50,000 and warned for his breach of FA Rule E3,” the statement read.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a press conference in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a press conference in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.
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“The Regulatory Commission found his conduct to be both improper and egregious in a subsequent hearing, and imposed these sanctions.”

The FA also noted that Ronaldo also believed his actions after the April 9 game against Everton FC were “improper”.

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The 37-year-old Portuguese superstar knocked the phone out of a fan’s hand because he thought the fan was filming a bloodbath, which he was injured in the shock loss. He claimed that it was an act of salvation.

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But the suspension clearly says otherwise, and Ronaldo admitted to his wrongful actions.

Ronaldo publicly apologized via Instagram to a fan after the video of the incident went viral.

“I would like to apologize for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite a supporter to watch the game at Old Trafford as a sign of a good and exciting game,” he wrote.

“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult situations like what we do. However, we must always be respectful, patient and to all young people who love the fair game.”

Just before Ronaldo’s Portugal host their 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Thursday, Manchester United announced on Tuesday that both sides have parted ways, following a controversial interview with Piers Morgan in which the six-time Ballon d’Or Award winner criticized Manchester. The joint said he felt “betrayed” as senior officers allegedly tried to force him out of the building. He also mentioned having “no respect” for head coach Eric Ten Hag.

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Now Ronaldo’s focus is on his national team in what could be the last World Cup.

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“The pressure is more or less the same as always,” Ronaldo said of the game with his Portuguese team. “I have dealt with a very young age. Sometimes I do well, sometimes I don’t. It depends on the situation, the moment and the heat. I’m not perfect, but I’m ready to take on the pressure when I must.”

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to the Europa League match.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to the Europa League match.
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The team interested in picking up Ronaldo – and there will be few – will account for the suspension as they build him into their own.



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