Ronaldo free-kick breaks boy's wrist at AFC Bournemouth

  • 25 July 2013
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A young football fan whose wrist was broken by a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick has received a shirt signed by the player and his Real Madrid team-mates.

AFC Bournemouth took on the Spanish giants in a friendly on the weekend.

Bournemouth fan Charlie, aged 11, was among the thousands watching, but early on in the match he was hit by the ball after a Ronaldo free-kick.

First aiders at the ground put his arm in a sling and told him to go to hospital.

Image caption Charlie's wrist will stay in plaster for the rest of the school holidays

He said: "Real Madrid is a once in a lifetime opportunity - seeing them play your local club - so I watched the rest of the match, mostly in pain considering I still had the sling, and afterwards I then went to hospital."

Charlie said the president of Real Madrid had also phoned to tell him a signed Ronaldo shirt was on the way.