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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of ‘inappropriate and/or violent’ behavior following an incident in which he was seen knocking a mobile phone out of a supporter’s hand.

The incident came after United’s 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park last April.

Footage shared on social media showed the 37-year-old appearing to wrestle the phone from the young fan’s hand as he left the pitch and headed towards the tunnel.

Ronaldo was warned by police about the incident in August and later issued an apology to 14-year-old Jacob Harding on his Instagram account, admitting his emotions after such a devastating result had gotten better.

United have announced that they will support their players in response to the allegations.

A statement from the FA read: “Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with breaching FA Rule E3 for an incident which took place after Manchester United’s Premier League match against Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022.

‘It is alleged that the forward’s conduct after the final whistle was improper and/or violent.’

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Ronaldo left the pitch in frustration after April’s defeat (Image: Getty)

United commented: ‘We are aware of the FA’s announcement regarding Cristiano Ronaldo. We will support the players in responding to the allegations.’

After the match, the teenager’s mother, Sarah Kelly, revealed that her son had suffered such violent bruising that Ronaldo slapped the tool from his hand.

He said: “At full-time the United players started to leave. I was right by the tunnel – my son was there, videoing them all. Ronaldo then just walked past, with a terrible, terrible temper, and smashed the phone out of his hand.

‘You can see by the bruises that he’s in contact. I was crying, I was shaking, Jacob was in complete shock – he’s autistic and he also has dyspraxia, so he didn’t really digest what happened until he came home.

“He was really upset and that put him back in the game. We had a really good day until the last few seconds.’

Ronaldo is currently on international duty with Portugal, who have a Nations League match against the Czech Republic on Saturday, followed by a game against Spain on Tuesday.

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