Shameful episode starring the Manchester United player in the match lost against Everton: Cristiano Ronaldo is experiencing a bad year: his Manchester United were defeated 1-0 by Everton, but for Ronaldo, in addition to the defeat, it was a day to forget.
CR7 injured his leg and vented all his anger and frustration upon leaving the field: an autistic child was resuming the moment of the Portuguese champion's passage, when Ronaldo hit the boy's hand, making him fall to earth the phone.
Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, the autistic child hit by Ronaldo, said to the Liverpool Echo: "My son was filming all the United players, then he lowered his cell phone to see Ronaldo pulling down his socks and wanted to see what it was, it was bleeding.
Cristiano Ronaldo slaps an autistic child
He took my son's phone from his hand and broke it and kept walking.
I can't believe it, my son has a bruise on his hand, you can see that there is a contact, he is bewildered. He's autistic and has dyspraxia and couldn't accept what was happening. Ronaldo is my son's idol, he kept saying I'll see Ronaldo.
Now he doesn't want to attend a football match anymore, it was his first time." Merseyside police have announced that they have opened an investigation into the player. Ronaldo posted a post on Instagram to apologize for the gesture made: "It is never easy to face emotions in difficult moments like the one we are facing.
In any case, we must always be respectful, patient and lead by example to all. young people who love our beautiful sport. I would like to apologize for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite this fan to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship."
Ronaldo could now face a lengthy ban, but the penalties could be worse, considering the strict laws in England.