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Mum of 14-yo autistic boy whose phone was smashed by Cristiano Ronaldo demands footballer gets punished



The mother of an autistic kid whose phone was destroyed by Cristiano Ronaldo is requesting that the player be punished adequately after the Football Association penalized him for the incident.

During Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park in April, the attacker smashed a young Everton fan’s phone out of his hand.

Sarah Kelly, the mother of 14-year-old Jacob Harding, believes Ronaldo should be punished appropriately after the FA found him guilty of breaking the E3 regulation pertaining to ‘improper and/or violent’ behavior.

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“Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment,’ she told the Mirror. “He can’t keep getting away with it. His behaviour is unacceptable.”

“He offered us to meet him and said he was sorry but said he had done nothing wrong,” she told the Mirror. “That’s not an apology, that’s an insult.”

The mother went on to say that her son’s hand was bruised and swollen when the soccer veteran snatched the phone from his grasp.

Meanwhile, Manchester United has stated that they would continue to support Ronaldo in the aftermath of the FA’s charge.

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“We note the FA announcement about Cristiano Ronaldo,” they said in a statement. We will support the player in responding to the charge.”

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