‘He can’t get away with it!’: The mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy whose phone was smashed by Cristiano Ronaldo at Everton is demanding the Manchester United star get ‘the right punishment’ after being accused of inappropriate behaviour the FA
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by the FA with assaulting an Everton fan in April
- Jacob Harding suffered bruises after Ronaldo smashed his cell phone on the ground
- Mother Sarah has begged the FA to sanction the Portugal striker appropriately
- She insisted: “He can’t get away with it. His behavior is unacceptable’
The mother of an autistic teenager whose phone was smashed by Cristiano Ronaldo at Goodison Park has begged the FA to hand out the ‘proper punishment’ and insisted the striker ‘cannot get away’ with his ‘unacceptable behaviour’.
The Football Association charged the Manchester United star earlier this week after revealing footage showed Ronaldo slapping a phone out of the hand of 14-year-old Jacob Harding.
His mother Sarah Kelly, 37, has now urged the board to properly discipline the Portuguese striker.
Sarah Kelly has begged the FA to punish Cristiano Ronaldo for his ‘unacceptable behaviour’.
Ronaldo was filmed at Goodison Park in April slapping a phone out of her teenage son’s hand
“Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment,” she told the “Mirror”. “He can’t get away with it. His behavior is unacceptable.”
Ronaldo’s explosive behavior came during Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park in April.
Jacob was left with an injured hand and a broken phone after the incident.
Shocked by the 37-year-old’s behavior, Kelly admitted she didn’t know how the Red Devils veteran could sleep at night “when he knew how much suffering he caused a young fan”.
The 37-year-old forward was charged with inappropriate behavior by the Football Association on Friday
She continued, “I get stalked by people saying I’d pull it back up, but I didn’t know about it.
‘He should have been killed six months ago. My son tells what happened to him every day. He still hasn’t gotten his phone back.”
The FA statement on Friday read: “Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with breaching FA Rule E3 in an incident that took place after Manchester United FC’s Premier League match against Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022 .
“It is alleged that the striker’s behavior after the final whistle was inappropriate and/or violent.”
Ronaldo apologized on social media and invited the teenager to watch a game at Old Trafford
Ronaldo apologized on social media and invited the boy to watch a game at Old Trafford as his guest. He wrote: “It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments like the ones we’re facing.
“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.”
A statement from United on Friday read: “We take note of the FA’s announcement regarding Cristiano Ronaldo. We will assist the player in responding to the charges.’
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