Manchester United forward has issued an apology on Instagram after indulging in an incident following his team’s 1-nil victory to Everton on Saturday, sparking consternation from angered mother of Everton’ supporter.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s apology to the young Everton fan was slammed by the mother of the supporter, saying the social media post ‘angered’ her even more.
The result at Goodison Park frustrated the 37-year-old who dropped a fan’s phone out of his hand after the final whistle as he made his way down to the dressing room.
Speaking after the exchange with the young fan, the Man United star apologised for his outburst, and invited him to watch a game at Old Trafford.
“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing,” he wrote online.
“Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient and set the example for all the youngsters who love the beautiful game” Ronaldo added.
“I would like to apologize 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.”
However, Ronaldo’s apology has not gone down well with the fan’s mother.
Sarah Kelly, mother of 14-year-old Jake, blasted the superstar forward’s apology and claimed her son has no interest in ever seeing him again.
She told Telegraph Sport: “The apology or lack of apology was what angered me even more”
“I thought, ‘How rude – you are telling everybody you have apologised and you haven’t’. OK, you have put it out on social media, but… you should be apologising to my son.”