Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for two matches and fined 50,000 pounds (Rs 49.4 lakhs) for hitting a phone out of a fan’s hand at Everton after a Premier League game last season. 

The ban will be transferred when the former Manchester United forward joins a new club in any country. This ban would apply in any country governed by FIFA regulations. However, it does not apply to the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The Portugal star, who is now a free agent following his release from Man United, had the altercation after a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park on April 9. Ronaldo received a police caution from Merseyside Police following the development. England’s Football Association charged him with improper conduct. Subsequently, an independent panel has handed down the 37-year-old football star a suspension and fine.

“An independent regulatory commission found that Ronaldo’s conduct was both improper and violent during a subsequent hearing, and imposed these sanctions,” the FA said in a statement.

As per reports, Ronaldo accepted the FA charge but requested a personal hearing in a bid to avoid a suspension.