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Cristiano Ronaldo apologizes for incident with a supporter at the end of Manchester United’s loss to Everton

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Cristiano Ronaldo has apologized for his “outburst” when he left the field afterwards Manchester United‘s defeat at Everton when he appeared to smack a mobile phone out of a supporter’s hand.

Onaldo had returned to United’s starting XI and played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

After the game, footage surfaced on social media which appeared to show the Portuguese striker slapping a phone out of the hand of an Everton supporter and onto the ground as he headed towards the tunnel.

Later on Saturday night, Ronaldo released a statement on his personal Instagram account to apologize – and also invited the supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford “as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship”.

“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments like the one we’re facing,” Ronaldo said.

“Nevertheless, we must always be respectful and patient and set a good example to all young players who love the beautiful game.

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

Manchester United confirmed that the club is aware of the matter.

A club spokesman said in a statement: “We are aware of an alleged incident following today’s game at Everton and the club will cooperate with any police investigation.”

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/cristiano-ronaldo-apologies-for-incident-with-supporter-at-end-of-manchester-uniteds-defeat-to-everton-41538355.html Cristiano Ronaldo apologizes for incident with a supporter at the end of Manchester United’s loss to Everton

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