Cristiano Ronaldo, a former Manchester United striker and current Al Nassr player, has been barred from making his much-anticipated debut for his Saudi Arabian side tomorrow night, according to Mail Online.
His new club Al Nassr, which reportedly pays him £175 million per year, has sold all 28,000 seats for the match against Al Ta’ee, and he was set to kick-start his Arabian venture amid great fanfare.
But, according to a source, the self-proclaimed ‘unique’ player, who left Manchester United in disgrace, is still being punished for a misdemeanor and has been told he is barred from playing for Al Nassr.
After United lost, he smashed an Everton fan’s phone from his hand and was found guilty of improper and violent conduct.
He was found guilty of improper and violent behavior after slamming an Everton fan’s phone out of his hand after United lost at Goodison Park last April.
As he stormed down the tunnel, he slapped Jacob Harding’s hand, damaging the boy’s phone.
Ronaldo also bruised his son’s hand, according to his mother, Sarah Kelly.
While the investigation was still ongoing last month, it was reported that Ronaldo would accept an FA charge of improper conduct but would fight the possibility of a ban.
The Independent FA panel, presided over by Christopher Quinlan KC, found Ronaldo guilty of ‘a deliberate and forceful slap down’ that was a ‘petulant act.’
Ronaldo stated in an electronic submission to the hearing that the atmosphere at the Everton game was ‘feverish’ and hostile.
He claimed he was injured late in the game by a heavy tackle but remained on the field. According to him, the United players exited the field via a walkway rather than the regular players’ tunnel.
Ronaldo claimed that the crowd was hostile, and that he and other United players were abused as they exited the stadium by Everton fans/followers.
The striker stated that as he walked along the walkway, he noticed an arm in front of him pointing to his injured leg.
He stated that he couldn’t tell who the arm belonged to but that it was ‘holding something,’ but he didn’t know what.