Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches and fined £50,000 (around $60,000) stemming from an April incident when he slapped the cellphone out of the hand of an Everton supporter.

"The forward admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Manchester United FC and Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022 was improper," the English Football Association said in a statement.

"An independent Regulatory Commission found that his conduct was both improper and violent during a subsequent hearing, and imposed these sanctions."

Ronaldo is a free agent after he and Manchester United agreed Tuesday to terminate his contract with immediate effect.

Ronaldo's suspension will carry over to his next club. The identity of that next club remains unclear.