The family of the 14-year-old autistic child whose phone was crushed out of his hand by Cristiano Ronaldo has been notified, according to Merseyside Police.

Merseyside Police have verified that they have contacted the family of a 14-year-old autistic Manchester United supporter who had his phone shattered by Ronaldo.

After Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park on Saturday, footage showed the former Real Madrid star knocking a phone out of a boy’s hand as he made his way to the tunnel.

Merseyside Police have contacted the 14-year-old Everton fan’s family, according to Mail Online, as part of their investigation into the incident at Goodison Park.

Manchester United is said to have opted not to discipline the player after he apologized for his “outburst” and invited the youngster to witness a game at Old Trafford.

According to The Sun, the club has accepted the Portuguese superstar’s social media apologies and is no longer looking into the incident.

Despite the club’s decision to terminate its own inquiry, Merseyside Police are still investigating the event and have issued a public plea for new information.

It comes after a mother claimed the 37-year-old beat her autistic son and shattered her phone.

The reported fight that occurred after United departed the pitch after the match, according to Sarah Kelly, marred Jacob Harding’s first trip to see Everton.

Miss Kelly, from Upton, Merseyside, said her 14-year-old son’s hand was injured after Ronaldo pushed the phone from his grasp as the kid attempted to film the United star’s leg wound.

‘We were right beside the tunnel where they came walking past – my son was videotaping them all,’ she explained. Then he put down his phone because Ronaldo’s sock had come undone and his leg was bleeding.

He didn’t even talk as he dropped his phone to see what it was. Ronaldo then simply strolled through, smacked the phone out of my son’s hand, and continued going.’

Miss Kelly photographed Jacob’s damaged hand and shattered phone screen, according to her.

‘You can see by the bruise that he’s made contact,’ the 36-year-old continued. I was crying and shaking, and Jacob was in great disbelief — he’s autistic and has dyspraxia, so he didn’t fully get what was going on until we got home. He’s furious, and it’s absolutely deterred him from attending the game again.

‘Ronaldo is a major figure. My son has always said, “Ronaldo will be there” – he’s a legend. I might understand if Jacob was waving it in his face, but he wasn’t close to his face; instead, he was assessing his injuries on the floor. As a mother, I see him as an autistic boy who has been assaulted by a football player.’

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