Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United superstar, let his emotions get the best of him after his team’s 1-0 loss to Everton on Saturday.
On social media, footage appeared to show the Portuguese star clashing with a teenager (an Everton supporter) as he made his way to the Goodison Park tunnel.
He smashed the young boy’s phone and knocked it out of his hands, an action that has been highly criticised by pundits.
Amid the backlash, the five times Ballon d’Or winner tendered a subtle apology on Instagram.
He wrote: “It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing.
“Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient and set the example for all the youngsters who love the beautiful game.
“I would like to apologise for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair-play and sportsmanship.”
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See Social Media users reactions below;
Come break my phone please 😭😭😭😭
bettyphilips: You no go buy him phone back ???
therealblackfacenaija: That I call a #smashhit 😂 #ynwa 😂
adestitoali: See humility
sossiofficial: He’s only human after all🐐
realebubay1: Make him just buy am new phone, abi him won make that boy come Dey watch Man U play nonsense 😂😂
ruddyunusual: What of him phone😂😂😂
wilsonosara_art: Ability to work under pressure don slap Oga 😂
yomicash1: What for?🤷🏿♂️😹Must you act like wizkid😂Abeg cr7 rest
callme_akil: Can never be my GOAT
richiepro.1: This guy is better in essay writing than playing football😂😂
wilson_uz: Na maguire cos am….that guy no play pass my grandma
sindaco7441: Who never fuk up ?
haroldwrites: If I were that kid, I’d sue the living daylight out of Ronaldo.
malik_adejoh_jnr: You break thier hearts
Then you still break thier phone 💔😥😅
assurance_gang:If there is no sin there won’t be forgiveness.
if Ronaldo can apologize then who are we ?
verified_marlian1: If na Davido now e go vix date and venue for the continuation 😜
cen3ric: He should sue 😂
nazareth4u: God Works in different ways..