The mother of a teenage Everton fan who saw his phone smashed by Cristiano Ronaldo has called on the FA to punish the Manchester United superstar.
Ronaldo had clashed with supporters after a Premier League fixture at Goodison Park in April, has been charged after footage showed him slapping a phone out of 14-year-old Jacob Kelly’s grasp.
The teenager was left with a broken phone and a bruised hand, with his mother now urging the relevant authorities to take action against Ronaldo.
Sarah Kelly has told The Mirror: “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. His behaviour is unacceptable. I’m being hounded by people saying I’m dragging it up again but I didn’t know anything about it. He should have been dealt with six months ago. My son talks about what happened to him every day. He still hasn’t had his phone back.”
Kelly added, with Merseyside Police having funded repairs to the broken phone: “He should have paid for that. He’s the one who caused all this. It baffles me – he can assault a child and carry on as normal. How can he sleep at night knowing the distress he has caused to a young fan?”