March 20, 2023

Former Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been slapped with a fine of £50,000 and given a two-match ban by the football association in England.

The development led to an incident that occurred in April when Ronaldo smashed a fan’s phone at Goodison Park after Man United lost to Everton last season, the FA have now concluded their investigation and handed Ronaldo his 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. The forward admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Manchester United FC and Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022 was improper.“An independent Regulatory Commission found that his conduct was both improper and violent during a subsequent hearing, and imposed these sanctions,”the FA states.

This comes just a day after it was announced that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had his contract with United terminated by mutual agreement following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan about the management of the club and the manager, Erik ten Hag. “Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future,”Ronaldo stated.

Also the owners of Man United, the Glazers, announced on Tuesday evening that they were putting the club up for sale and would be listening to offers. The ban means that Ronaldo would be suspended for two games if he joins another Premier League club, with Chelsea and Newcastle both linked with a move for the 37-year-old.Ronaldo is presently in Qatar preparing for Portugal’s World Cup opening match against Ghana on Thursday

Marvelous Ogidi

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