Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches and fined £50,000 for breaching the FA’s E3 rules.
“The striker admitted that he behaved inappropriately after the final whistle of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton on Saturday 9 April 2022,” the FA said in a statement.
“An independent regulatory committee found his conduct to be inappropriate and violent at a subsequent hearing and imposed the above-mentioned punishment.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches, fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a breach of FA Rule E3.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) November 23, 2022
The official interpretation of the relevant regulations of the FA‘s E3 rules is: “Participants shall not damage the reputation of the game by any inappropriate or violent behavior or use including threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting and offensive speech.”
cause of the incident
Cristiano Ronaldo violently knocked down a fan’s mobile phone last season, when he started Manchester United‘s 0-1 away game against Everton. After the game, Ronaldo was witnessed smashing an Everton fan’s mobile phone to the ground in the player channel, causing damage to the mobile phone and minor injuries to the opponent.
According to the “Liverpool Echo” report, the Everton fan who was attacked was a 14-year-old boy with autism, and the inappropriate behavior of the Portuguese star caused serious damage to his spirit.