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Ronaldo gets 2-game ban for any new club after fan clash

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LONDON (AP) — Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches and fined $60,000 for hitting a phone out of a fan’s hand at Everton after a Premier League game last season. The ban will be transferred when Ronaldo joins a new club in any country but does not apply to the World Cup. The 37-year-old Portugal star is now a free agent following his release from Man United on Tuesday. The incident happened after a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park on April 9. England’s Football Association charged him with improper conduct. Ronaldo accepted the FA charge but requested a personal hearing in a bid to try to avoid a suspension.

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