Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by the FA over the incident of an Everton fan in April

“Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with breaching FA rule E3 for an incident that occurred after Manchester United’s Premier League match against Everton on Saturday 9 April 2022. It is alleged that the attacker’s behavior after the final whistle was inappropriate and/or violent,” read a statement from the FA football.

“We note the announcement of the FA regarding Cristiano Ronaldo,” United added. “We will support the player in his response to the charge.”

The incident was published five months ago on a social medical website and Merseyside Police confirmed that Ronaldo had been interviewed under caution in relation to the assault and criminal tort claim.

Ronaldo voluntarily attended an interview with the police and issued an apology on social media for his “revolution”, inviting the young fan in question to watch a match at Old Trafford. The police considered it over but the Football Association also opened an investigation.

“It is never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments like the ones we are facing,” he posted to his 482 million followers on the social media platform. “However, we always have to be respectful, patient and set an example for all the young people who love this beautiful game.

“I would like to apologize for my outrage and, if possible, would like to invite this fan to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship.”