Jose Mourinho is being investigated by police after allegedly kicking a fan up the backside – but Cristiano Ronaldo has called on supporters to stop abusing the Real Madrid boss.
The Portuguese was reportedly approached for a photograph when out shopping on Thursday but responded by lashing out at the fan while his bodyguard allegedly threw the man’s mobile phone to the ground.
Mourinho has denied the claims which come as he struggles at the helm of the Spanish giants.
Tough times: Jose Mourinho has come under pressure at Real Madrid
Madrid are languishing 16 points behind bitter rivals Barcelona in La Liga and face Manchester United in the Champions League next month.
And the Bernabeau crowd have turned on Mourinho in recent weeks, particularly after he dropped Iker Casillas.