Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to his teammates during the English Premier League shot lucifer betwixt Brentford and Manchester United astatine the Gtech Community Stadium successful London connected Aug. 13, 2022. (Ian Walton/AP Photo)
LIVERPOOL, England—Cristiano Ronaldo has received a constabulary caution aft footage was posted online of the Manchester United guardant appearing to sound a telephone retired of an Everton fan’s manus astatine a Premier League lucifer successful April.
Merseyside Police said Wednesday that “the substance has present concluded.”
The 37-year-old shot large was interviewed by officers successful narration to an allegation of battle and transgression harm pursuing the incidental astatine Goodison Park connected April 9.
Merseyside Police launched an probe aft a clip was circulated online of Ronaldo appearing to sound the supporter’s mobile telephone connected to the crushed arsenic helium walked toward the passageway pursuing United’s 1–0 loss.
“We tin corroborate that a 37-year-old antheral voluntarily attended and was interviewed nether caution successful narration to an allegation of battle and transgression damage,” Merseyside Police said successful a connection connected Wednesday. “The allegation relates to an incidental pursuing the Everton v Manchester United shot lucifer astatine Goodison Park connected Saturday April 9. The substance has been dealt with by mode of conditional caution.”
Under British law, a caution is fundamentally a informing fixed retired by constabulary for a insignificant transgression if the idiosyncratic admits to the offense. A conditional caution means the idiosyncratic indispensable besides fulfil a definite obligation, specified arsenic replacing damaged property.
After the incident, Ronaldo issued a societal media apology for his “outburst” and invited the protagonist to ticker a crippled astatine Old Trafford “as a motion of just play and sportsmanship.”