Cristiano Ronaldo wants to defend himself against the charge of the English Football Association FA for his cell phone freak-out in April. The incident, which occurred last season during a guest appearance against Everton, could in fact result in a ban for the 37-year-old. Ronaldo also has the backing of Manchester United.
While Ronaldo still accepted a warning from the Merseyside Police in August, the Portuguese now wants to take action against the charge brought by the FA.
“We have spoken about it and he will not accept it,” ManUnited coach Erik ten Hag said at a recent press conference.
Ronaldo had knocked the cell phone out of an Everton fan’s hand after the game in April.
Ten Hag himself is interested in a positive outcome for his protégé. Ronaldo could, in the worst case, be given a ban. Given the injury problems in the Red Devils’ offense, a loss of the superstar would be even more serious.
In the near future, there should be a hearing in the Causa Ronaldo, in which CR7 and his legal team present their view of things. Subsequently, a possible penalty for Ronaldo will be negotiated.