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Simon Jordan says ‘petty’ Cristiano Ronaldo should replace Everton fan’s phone but shouldn’t face police action, and scoffs at Old Trafford invitation – ‘Who would want to do that? !”


talkSPORT host Simon Jordan insists Cristiano Ronaldo should not face police action for going after a young fan after losing to Everton, but should have his phone replaced.

And he also laughed at Ronaldo as he offered the Toffees supporter an invitation to Old Trafford to apologize, with the pundit replying: “Why would anyone want to do that?!”

Ronaldo shouldn’t face police action, says Jordan
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Video footage emerged after the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat appearing to show Ronaldo snatching a fan’s phone from them as he left the pitch at Goodison Park.

The aircraft then appears to collide with the ground and then bounce off the surface at Goodison Park.

Sarah Kelly, the mother of the 14-year-old fan whose phone was damaged by Ronaldo, has accused the Portuguese star of ‘assaulting’ her son, with Merseyside Police investigating the incident, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Ronaldo later apologized on Instagram after the incident.

“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in tough times like the one we’re facing,” he wrote in a social media post.

“Nevertheless, we must always be respectful, patient and set an example for all young people who love the beautiful game.


“I would like to apologize for my outburst and, if possible, would like to invite this supporter to watch a match at Old Trafford as a sign of fair play and sportsmanship.”

Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan had his say on the matter when speaking to Jim White and Danny Murphy on talkSPORT.

“I think we have to be careful with the use of the word aggression,” he said on the White and Jordan show.

“What you have seen is that a player behaves with irritability… we have to be careful how we categorize things.

“It was inappropriate to [Cristiano] Ronaldo, whatever shape or peak he’s in, anything he’s not used to. He’s not used to playing in teams that lose like Manchester United does, he hasn’t played his career in teams that lose like that, but he has time to get used to it.

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“You never get used to being a loser, if you’ve been the winner all your life, do you?” So his behavior is unacceptable.

“He should definitely apologize. He should buy the kid a new phone. These are things you should want to do, because, ultimately, you misbehaved for a while.

“But, to take it on an assault, and kick it into high gear and bring it to an idea of ​​football players bringing the game into disrepute, I think that stretches it a bit.

“He’s a player who reacted badly, probably didn’t even focus on what he was doing, probably just pushed him away, and ultimately what happened was the phone d a child was pushed to the ground.

“There’s no excuse where someone so iconic in people’s minds [should do something like this]. He’s someone so used to it that he should be able to rise above it.

Simon Jordan says 'petty' Cristiano Ronaldo should replace Everton fan's phone but shouldn't face police action, and scoffs at Old Trafford invitation - 'Who would want to do that? !”
Ronaldo stormed off after the incident
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Simon Jordan says 'petty' Cristiano Ronaldo should replace Everton fan's phone but shouldn't face police action, and scoffs at Old Trafford invitation - 'Who would want to do that? !”
And then seemed to vent his anger
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“What was it really?” It was a stupid and petulant act, did he intend to do what he did, was it a whiplash without really thinking? Did he know it was a child?

“He knocked a child’s phone out of his hand, this is unacceptable behavior and he should be disciplined, reprimanded, I think he should apologize to the child and replace his property.

“But when we start going to aggression…I think it diminishes what aggression really is.”

And, finally, when asked about Ronaldo inviting the Everton fan to watch a United game at Old Trafford to apologize, Jordan added:

“It’s just adding insult to injury, because who would want to do that?”

“It’s a punishment!”

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