United react as FA slam charge on Ronaldo

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The Football Association has charged Cristiano Ronaldo with improper conduct after he slapped a mobile phone out of the hand of a teenage fan following Manchester United’s defeat to Everton in April.

The Portuguese star has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 relating to improper and/or violent conduct following the incident.

“Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for an incident that took place after Manchester United FC’s Premier League match against Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022.

“It is alleged that the forward’s conduct after the final whistle was improper and/or violent,” the FA said in a statement on Friday.

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Reacting to the FA’s statement, United said, “We note the FA announcement in relation to Cristiano Ronaldo. “We will be supporting the player in response to the charge.”

Ronaldo is currently away with Portugal as they prepare for UEFA Nations League games against Czech Republic on Saturday and Spain on Tuesday.

United’s next Premier League outing is the Manchester derby, which takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, October 2.

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