Cristiano Ronaldo banned from debut at Al Nasr tomorrow after FA sanction for smashing Everton fan’s mobile phone

Cris­tiano Ronal­do has been barred from mak­ing his Al Nasr debut tomor­row by the FA.

The 37-year-old five-time Bal­lon d’Or win­ner has become the high­est-paid sports­man of all time when he signed a £173million annu­al con­tract with a Sau­di Ara­bi­an pro­fes­sion­al league club.

Ronal­do, who was released by Man­ches­ter Unit­ed after an explo­sive inter­view with Piers Mor­gan last month, arrived in Riyadh on Mon­day and was greet­ed by a large crowd of supporters.

Ahead of the offi­cial announce­ment at Al Nas­r’s Mir­soor Park sta­di­um, the strik­er under­went a med­ical on Tues­day before attend­ing his first train­ing ses­sion with his new team-mate.

Al Nasr were hop­ing to sell out the 28,000-capacity sta­di­um for tomor­row’s match against Al-Tay and give the Por­tuguese star a grand debut.

How­ev­er, he was report­ed­ly sus­pend­ed by the FA for slam­ming a mobile phone out of the hands of an Ever­ton fan.

Ronal­do was banned and fined two games by the FA in Novem­ber after an inci­dent with an autis­tic fan at Good­i­son Park in April, and has not played for the Red Dev­ils since. .

Ronal­do, who was walk­ing through the tun­nel, was warned by Mersey­side police after snatch­ing a mobile phone from a boy’s hand dur­ing Ever­ton’s 1–0 win over Unit­ed at Good­i­son Park.

He then took to social media to apol­o­gize for the “rant” and invit­ed fans to join him as a guest at the match at Old Traf­ford “as a tes­ta­ment to his sports­man­ship and fair play”.

It’s nev­er easy to deal with emo­tions in dif­fi­cult times like the ones we live in.”

But we must always be respect­ful, patient, and a role mod­el for all young peo­ple who love games.

“I apol­o­gize for my rant and, if pos­si­ble, to show my sports­man­ship and fair play, I would like to invite this fan to watch the game at Old Trafford.”

But 14-year-old Jake, who has autism, turned down Stryk­er’s offer and received no apology.

Due to the sus­pen­sion of the World Cup, Ronal­do was unable to issue a ban before his explo­sive depar­ture from Unit­ed, and the ban will now car­ry over to his new club.

As a result, Al Nasr will not be able to play with the new Tal­is­man until he has played the two offi­cial match­es he is eli­gi­ble to play.

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