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Cristiano Ronaldo charged with breaching FA rules after Man Utd star smashed autistic boy’s phone on the ground

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CRISTIANO Ronaldo has been charged with breaching FA rules after he smashed an autistic boy's phone to the ground. The Man United forward appeared to slap young Jacob Harding’s hand after his side were defeated by Everton at Goodison Park in April.

Ronaldo later apologised to the 14-year-old but was interviewed by police under caution in relation to an alleged assault and criminal damage last month.

Merseyside Police confirmed the matter had been dealt with by "matter of conditional caution". But in an update today, the FA has decided to probe the incident.

A spokesperson confirmed today: "Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for an incident that took place after Manchester United FC's Premier League match against Everton on Saturday 9 April 2022. "It is alleged that the forward's conduct after the final whistle was improper and/or violent." Ronaldo knocked the phone from Jacob's hand after losing to 1-0 to Everton.

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