Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media, on Saturday evening, to send a classy gesture to a member of the Everton fan base.
Manchester United striker Ronaldo of course saw his name take center stage in the headlines earlier this afternoon.
Unfortunately for the Portuguese, this came for less entirely positive reasons than the CR7 has long been accustomed to.
Footage emerged of the 37-year-old, on his way to the dressing room at Goodison Park after the match, slamming in the direction of an Everton fan.
As seen in the footage below, Ronaldo is understood to have slapped a mobile phone from the hand of the fan in question, which continued to rumble outside the pitch-side tunnel:
#MUFC In an incident involving Cristiano Ronaldo and what witnesses said was a mobile phone hit the ground after his team’s defeat at Goodison Park.[🎥] Tweet embedpic.twitter.com/UnB2rWLPio
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But, as noted above, late on Saturday night, the United striker publicly contacted a member of the Toffees’ follower, through a social media post.
Through his official Instagram account, Ronaldo confirmed that he ‘would like to apologize’, before inviting a fan who clearly feels he has missed a lot to attend a Premier League match at Old Trafford in the coming weeks:
Gordon makes the difference
Ronaldo’s temporary loss of balance on Saturday came of course fresh against the backdrop of what proved to be another 90 minutes to forget for Manchester United at Goodison Park.
Amid the club’s constant quest for a spot among the top four in the Premier League, the Red Devils were put to the sword’s edge with a goal down to zero.
The match-defining moment came right after the half-hour mark, when an out-of-the-box effort by Anthony Gordon sent the unfortunate Harry Maguire away, leaving David de Gea in the wrong position before falling into the guest net.
Anthony Gordon with a vital goal for Everton 💪
Big deflection, but the Goodison Park audience won’t care even a bit, listen to that roar! pic.twitter.com/AkPtyTBF5Q
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In contrast, relegation warrior Everton advanced four points behind 18th-placed Burnley, while United, on the other hand, fell six points off the top four.
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