Mum Claims Manchester United star ‘Assaulted’ and ‘Bruised’ Her Son (Video)
Police are investigating after a mother claimed her autistic son was ‘assaulted’ and had his phone smashed by Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United’s defeat at Everton.
Sarah Kelly claimed son Jacob Harding’s first trip to watch Everton was ‘ruined’ by the alleged altercation which happened as United left the pitch after the match.
Footage which began circulating on social media showed Ronaldo appearing to knock something out of a boy’s hand as he limped away from the pitch.
Miss Kelly, from Upton, Merseyside, said her 14-year-old son was left with a ‘bruised’ hand after the phone was knocked from his grasp by Ronaldo as the boy tried to film his leg wound.
Ronaldo has since apologised for his ‘outburst’ and has invited the boy to watch a match at Old Trafford, but Miss Kelly said the experience has left Jacob wary of going to a football match again.
Fresh footage emerges of the shocking moment Cristiano Ronaldo appears to smash a mobile out of the hand of a fan after Everton defeat