Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park but that’s not what left the football world in surprise. Cristiano Ronaldo’s antics after the game have made headlines as the Portuguese smashed a fan’s phone out of his hand as he was making his way to the tunnel after the game. Ronaldo was left frustrated with the result and while going to the tunnel a few fans from the away crowd hurled abuses at Cristiano to which he reacted with frustration smashing a fan’s phone out of his hand.
The video soon went viral on social media and a lot of fans criticized Cristiano for his behaviour. Ronaldo however, apologized for his inappropriate behaviour and also offered the fan a chance to watch a game at Old Trafford.
Sarah Kelly, the Everton fan’s mother shocked with the happenings at Goodison Park spoke about the unfortunate incident to the Liverpool Echo. Sarah said:
“At full-time, the Man United players started walking off. We were in the Park End so we were right by the tunnel where they came walking past – my son was there videoing them all. He filmed all the United players walking through. And then he lowered his phone because Ronaldo had pulled down his sock and his leg was bleeding. He lowered his phone to see what it was – he didn’t even speak.”
‘Ronaldo then just walked past, with a terrible, terrible temper and smashed the phone out of my son’s hand and carried on walking. I was crying, I was shook up, Jacob was in complete shock – he’s autistic and he’s got dyspraxia as well, so he didn’t really digest what was happening until he’s come home now. He’s really upset about it and it’s completely put him off going to the game again.”
The police are investigating the matter and a spokesperson from Merseyside police said:
“We are liaising with Manchester United Football Club and Everton FC following reports of an alleged assault at the Everton v Manchester United football match. As players were leaving the pitch at 2.30pm it was reported that a boy was assaulted by one of the away team as they left the pitch.”
“Inquiries are underway and officers are currently working with Everton Football club to review CCTV footage and are carrying out extensive witness enquiries to establish if an offence has taken place.”