Merseyside Police are currently investigating an alleged assault after Cristiano Ronaldo broke an Everton fan’s phone after Manchester United lost on Saturday. The footage was shared on social media alongside comments claiming he smashed the device as he left the pitch after his side’s 1-0 loss at Everton.
Cristiano Ronaldo Facing Serious Investigation after he Broke a Fan’s Phone
37-year-old Ronaldo later apologized on social media but the Merseyside Police said they were investigating “reports of an alleged assault” at Goodison Park on Saturday. A spokesperson said they were liaising with both Manchester United and Everton. “As players were leaving the pitch at 2.30 pm, it was reported that a boy was assaulted by one of the away team as they left the pitch,” they added.
The statement also said: “Inquiries are underway and officers are currently working with Everton to review CCTV footage and are carrying out extensive witness inquiries to establish if an offense has taken place.” “Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police contact center quoting reference number 228 of 9 April 2022.”
Manchester United said they were aware of “an alleged incident” and would “co-operate with any police inquiries”.
Ronaldo speaking about the incident said: “I would like to apologize 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.”