April 9, 2022. After a sour 1-0 defeat against Everton’s tail team, Cristiano Ronaldo walks into the dressing room sulking. His shin is bloody and he has had a frustrating match. The Portuguese pot boils over when Ronaldo on a whim hits the mobile phone of a filming Everton fan on the floor.
The incident immediately caused a stir on social media. A few hours after the facts, Ronaldo apologizes through that way. Liverpool police open an investigation, but the Portuguese star player gets away with a warning.
Now, five months after the incident, the FA has decided that they do not want to let Ronaldo’s behavior go unpunished. The English Football Federation confirmed that they have charged Ronaldo with “inappropriate and/or violent behaviour”.
It is not yet clear what consequences that charge will have.