Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo cautioned by police over ‘phone smash’ incident at Everton game

The Portuguese striker has been cautioned by police over an incident that occurred at Goodison Park last season.

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been cautioned by police, four months after a viral video appeared to show the Portuguese footballer smashing a young Everton fan’s phone to the ground at Goodison Park.

The footballer publicly apologised for his actions but was interviewed by police under caution in relation to alleged assault and criminal damage.

In a statement on Wednesday 17 August, Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that a 37-year-old man voluntarily attended and was interviewed under caution in relation to an allegation of assault and criminal damage.

“The allegation relates to an incident following the Everton v Manchester United football match at Goodison Park on Saturday April 9. The matter has been dealt with by way of conditional caution. The matter has now concluded.”

It is understood Ronaldo has agreed to pay compensation to the schoolboy.

In April, Ronaldo issued an apology on his Instagram page. He said: “It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing.

“Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient and set the example for all the youngsters who love the beautiful game.

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