Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined £50,000 and given a two-game ban by the FA after hitting a fan's phone to the ground and smashing it.

The Portuguese player, who had his contract terminated with Manchester United after a spat with the team's management, was charged by the Football Association for 'Improper and/or violent' conduct.

The incident occurred last April and involved the player knocking a 14-year-old Everton fan's phone from his hand and smashing it.

In a statement, the FA said: "Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches, fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a breach of FA Rule E3. The forward admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Manchester United FC and Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022 was improper.

"An independent Regulatory Commission found that his conduct was both improper and violent during a subsequent hearing, and imposed these sanctions."

This two-game ban means Ronaldo will be unable to play two games if he joins another Premier League club.

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After the incident with the young fan, which occurred after Man U were defeated 1-0, the 37-year-old apologised for his "outburst" online and invited the supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford.

On Instagram, he said: "It's never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing. Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient and set the example for all the youngsters who love the beautiful game.

"I would like to apologise for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair-play and sportsmanship."

The mother of the fan, Sarah Kelly declined the footballer's apology.