Cristiano Ronaldo slammed by Everton fan’s mum as police investigate ‘assault’

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Cristiano Ronaldo lost his temper after Manchester United’s defeat by Everton (Image: AMA/Getty Images)

The mother of a young Everton fan has hit out Cristiano Ronaldo after an alleged attack on her son at Goodison Park, with Merseyside Police confirm they are investigating the incident.

After a frustrating afternoon for Ronaldo on the pitch, where Everton United defeated 1-0 thanks to an Anthony Gordon goal, unsavory scenes erupted as the Portuguese legend left the field.

Footage from @EvertonHub showed Ronaldo stomping towards the tunnel and banging on the railing separating the players from the home fans.

A subsequent image surfaced on social media that appeared to show the remains of a damaged mobile phone spread out on the concrete, with eyewitnesses claiming the device belonged to a young fan.

Sarah Kelly, the mother of young fan Jake, spoke to the Liverpool Echo and gave an account of the incident while also providing a picture of her son’s hands, which were particularly injured.

She said: “At full-time, Man United players started to leave. We were in Park End so we were right by the tunnel where they walked by – my son was there and filmed them all.

Cristiano Ronaldo was furious after Manchester United's defeat by Everton

Cristiano Ronaldo was furious after Manchester United’s defeat by Everton (Images: @evertonhub)

“He filmed all the United players going through. And then he put his phone down because Ronaldo had pulled his sock down and his leg was bleeding. He lowered his phone to see what it was – he didn’t even speak.

‘Ronaldo then just walked by, with a terrible, terrible temper, and smashed the phone out of my son’s hand and kept walking.

“I cried, I was shattered, Jacob was in total shock – he’s autistic and he also has dyspraxia so he didn’t really digest what happened until he got home now.

“He’s really upset about it and it’s completely put him off going back to the game.”

Merseyside Police confirmed they are investigating what they describe as an “alleged attack” and are speaking to both clubs to get a full picture of what happened.

A statement from Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that we are in contact Manchester United Football Club and Everton FC following reports of an alleged attack at the Everton v Manchester United football match today (Saturday 9 April 2022) at Goodison. As the players left the field at 2:30 p.m., it was reported that a boy was attacked by a member of the visiting team as they were leaving the field.

“Investigations are ongoing and officers are currently working with Everton Football Club to review CCTV footage and are conducting extensive witness inquiries to determine if an offense has taken place.”

Ronaldo reacted to the incident on social media, apologizing for his actions and inviting the youngster to a game at Old Trafford.

“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments like the one we’re facing,” Ronaldo posted on Instagram.

“Nevertheless, we must always be respectful and patient and set a good example to all young players who love the beautiful game.

“I would like to apologize for my outrage and, if possible, I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a show of fair play and sportsmanship.”

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