Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two domestic matches for knocking a phone out of an Everton fan’s hand.
The 37-year-old appeared to hit the phone as he went down to the tunnel after defeat at Goodison Park in April.
Ronaldo, who left United by mutual consent on Tuesday after criticising manager Erik ten Hag, was also fined £50,000 by the Football Association.
The suspension will not affect his World Cup involvement.
Ronaldo will serve the ban at domestic level with any new club – in England or abroad – although it does not apply at continental club level, such as the Champions League.
An independent FA hearing found him guilty of improper and violent conduct.
He was cautioned by police in August and apologised to the young fan immediately after the incident. –BBC