Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a kids phone after the Manchester United match against Everton at Goodison Park. The match ended in 1-0 victory for Everton as they stay above the relegation zone.
Cristiano Ronaldo was fuming after the game and he has unleashed his anger on a kid. The kid identified as 14 year old Jake Harding was attending his first ever football match. Jake’s mother has said that Jake is an Autistic and has Dyspraxia. While Jake left the stadium with a bruised hand.
Jake’s mother speaks out on Ronaldo’s action after United lost to Everton
Jake’s mother Sarah Kelly has spoken out ever since the incident. She said “At full-time the Man United players started walking off, We were in the Park End so we were right by the tunnel where they came walking past – my son was there videoing them all.”
“He filmed all the United players walking through. And then he lowered his phone because Ronaldo had pulled down his sock and his leg was bleeding. He lowered his phone to see what it was – he didn’t even speak. Ronaldo then just walked past, with a terrible, terrible temper and smashed the phone out of my son’s hand and carried on walking. You can see by the bruise that he’s made contact. I just can’t believe I’m talking about it.”
“I was crying, I was shook up, Jacob was in complete shock – he’s autistic and he’s got dyspraxia as well, so he didn’t really digest what was happening until he’s come home now. He’s really upset about it and it’s completely put him off going to the game again. This is the first football game he’s been to and this has happened.”
“We had an absolutely brilliant day up until those final few seconds when they came off the pitch. It’s completely ruined the day and put a bad taste in our mouth. He’s an idol. Yes, he’s not from Everton and you like who you like, but Ronaldo’s a big player. My son’s always been like ‘Ronaldo’s going to be there’ – he’s an icon. He’s an autistic boy and he’s been assaulted by a football player, that’s how I see it as a mum.”
Ronaldo on a later Instagram post replied and was apologetic about the incident. To end things in good terms he invited the kid for a match at Old Trafford.
He wrote “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 apologize 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.” However, According to reports, Merseyside Police are currently investigating the situation regarding an assault from Ronaldo after United’s loss.
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