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Cristiano Ronaldo Cautioned By Police After Footage Show Manchester United Star Slap Autistic Boy’s Phone Out Of His Hand

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been cautioned by police after footage emerged of the Manchester United forward appearing to smash a phone out of an Everton fan’s hand at a match.

Merseyside Police said in a statement: “We can confirm that a 37-year-old man voluntarily attended and was interviewed under caution in relation to an allegation of assault and criminal damage.

“The allegation relates to an incident following the Everton v Manchester United football match at Goodison Park on Saturday April 9.

“The matter has been dealt with by way of conditional caution. The matter has now concluded.”

A caution is not a criminal conviction, acting more as a formal warning which can be used as evidence of bad character if the person goes to court for another crime in the future.

Officers launched an investigation after a clip was circulated online of Ronaldo appearing to knock the young boy’s phone out of his hand as he limped off towards the tunnel.

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Following the incident, the football star apologised for his “outburst” and invited the supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford “as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship”.

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