Man United striker to face FA over Everton charge
The Football Association has confirmed that a hearing will be held to determine the outcome of the improper conduct charge brought against Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to reports, the 37-year-old responded to the FA’s charge of violating rule E3, which refers to inappropriate and/or violent behavior. It is linked to an incident that occurred following Manchester United’s 1-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park in April of this year. The game took place earlier this year.
Ronaldo was filmed appearing to knock a phone out of the hand of an Everton supporter as he made his way back to the away dressing room after scoring the winning goal in the Reds’ 2-1 victory over Everton on Sunday evening, which marked the 700th goal of his club career. Ronaldo’s goal against Everton was his 700th in his club career. The incident was immediately reported to Merseyside Police, and the striker was issued a caution in August.
At this time, it is unknown whether Ronaldo, who apologized to the fan shortly after the incident, has accepted the charge levied by the FA. The defeat to Everton had effectively eliminated United’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League, and as a result, the players’ emotions were running high.
The FA confirmed the charge brought against Ronaldo in a statement issued at the end of last month. “Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with a violation of FA Rule E3 following Manchester United FC’s Premier League match against Everton FC on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The incident occurred following Manchester United FC’s match against Everton FC. Following the conclusion of the game, the forward allegedly engaged in inappropriate or violent behavior.”
United responded with the following statement: “We have taken note of the FA’s announcement regarding Cristiano Ronaldo. We will stand by and support the player in his defense against the accusation.”
According to the FA ruling, the case requires a hearing. Witnesses, on the other hand, have the option of providing written evidence.