Cristiano Ronaldo has had several reasons for frustration after the match at Goodison Park, and an Everton fan who was near the tunnel leading to the locker room eventually was the one who paid the price.
Manchester United surprisingly lost 1-0 to Everton at the Goodison Park in Liverpool, as Ralf Rangnick’s team was uninventive and did not create many opportunities. On top of that, the 36-year-old forward was hindered by a minor limp that had developed as a result of a dangerous tackle.
To display his bloodied shin, Ronaldo removed his shin guard and sock. The images quickly spread on social media, but the video of what happened next has also gone viral.
Footage shared on social media showed Ronaldo leaving the pitch at Goodison Park and appearing to slap a mobile phone out of a fan’s hand and onto the floor after being verbally abused.
United told ESPN they are investigating the incident but stressed that it is not clear what happened or that it was intentional.
Ronaldo smashing someone’s phone at full time 🤣🤣 EFC pic.twitter.com/nw0XIK2enR
— EvertonHub (@evertonhub) April 9, 2022
Ronaldo, United’s top scorer this season, returned to the United team after missing last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City due to illness.
However, he was unable to inspire the team to victory against relegation-threatened Everton.