Save the Children has ‘fired’ Cristiano Ronaldo as an ambassador after he allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old Everton fan by slamming his phone out of his hand.

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have been sacked as a Save the Children ambassador after allegedly ‘assaulting’ a 14-year-old Everton fan by slamming his phone out of his hand after Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

Jake, who has autism, was filming Manchester United players leaving the pitch at full-time when Ronaldo appeared to knock a boy’s phone out of his hand as he made his way to the tunnel.

Jake Harding, who has autism, has since been recognized as the fan. Merseyside Police have stated that they are investigating the incident and are looking for more details.

Jake’s mother, Sarah Kelly, told the Liverpool Echo that the phone belonged to him and that the Portuguese striker had ‘assaulted’ him by knocking the phone to the floor, bruising his hand.

Miss Kelly also revealed that her kid had turned down Ronaldo’s invitation to watch a match at Old Trafford.

In the latest blow to Ronaldo’s public image in the aftermath of the event, La Gazzetta dello Sport announced that Save the Children had dropped him as an ambassador after ten years.

On the website of the international organization, the 37-year-old is no longer listed as an ambassador. Ronaldo first volunteered with the organization in 2013.

Ronaldo has now apologized for his “outburst” and has been forced to invite the youngster to watch a match at Old Trafford, but Jake’s mother, Miss Kelly, says the event has made him scared of attending another football match.

United is said to have declined to sanction Ronaldo, although a spokeswoman acknowledged that the club will assist with the FA and police investigations.

‘It’s never simple to cope with emotions in difficult situations like the one we’re in,’ Ronaldo added. Nonetheless, we must always be respectful, patient, and set an example for all of the young people who enjoy this wonderful game.

‘I would like to apologize for my outburst and, if feasible, invite this fan to witness a game at Old Trafford as a gesture of fairness and sportsmanship.’

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