Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo apologized after dropping a fan’s cell phone on the field trip Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Evertonthis Saturday, at Goodison Park, for the Premier League.
The striker, who played poorly, made an Instagram post in which he admitted the mistake, recognized the importance of setting good examples for young people and invited the Everton fan to watch a United match at Old Trafford.
The fan had his arm outstretched when the player used his right hand to knock the device down. The attitude recalled the act of Argentine Calleri, from São Paulo, against a young man from Palmeiras’ youth categories, last week, after the final of the Paulista Championship..
– It is never easy to deal with emotions in difficult times like the one we are facing. However, we always have to be respectful, patient and set an example for all young people who love this beautiful sport. I would like to apologize for the outburst and, if possible, invite this fan to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair play.
Manchester United’s next challenge, which remained in seventh position with 51 points, is against Norwich, at Old Trafford, in the Premier League.