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During Rooney's celebrations following his third goal with which Manchester United came back from being 0-2 down against West Ham to finish 4-2. The striker swore into a pitchside camera and was subsequently charged by the Football Association for using offensive language with a two match ban. Since then Rooney has released a statement showing his disappointment in the decision.
In his statement, Rooney commented that his ban did not seem right, he went on to say that he is not the only footballer who swears during a match but he is the only one who was banned. I think he had forgotten Drogba's ban after the 2009 champions league semi final against barcelona when he made his feelings clear about the referees failure to award Chelsea numerous amounts of calls for penalties.
This is not the first time Rooney has been on the front page for the wrong reasons. Rooney reportedly slept with a prostitute, Jennifer Thompson on a number of occasions in 2009 while his wife Coleen was pregnant with son Kai. Although his lawyer tried to stop these allegations from reaching the press, they were unsuccessful.
On the 19th of June 2010 he was forced to apologise to the nation for his rant about the fans boos after the England side woeful draw to Algeria. His comments 'Nice to hear your own fans booing you. That's what loyal support is!' was heard by television cameras as the team walked off the pitch.
Source Daily Mail
Now unfortunately Rooney whether you like it or not, you are in the public eye; and because of this, what you do on the pitch represents your team, the FA and England so you are going to be critised for that. You are also a role model to children, so when they see you swearing to everyone watching the game, it encourages them to act in the same way, which could contribute to the behaviour of wannabe gangsters infesting our streets at night. Just think, by behaving and being the great player you are, the articles in the newspapers will be positive. In the words of Ben Parker from Spiderman 'With great power, comes great responsibility' (cheesy i know)
I have one more final rant about this subject but it isn't aimed at Rooney its aimed at Oliver Holt who writes for The Sun. In his article he says that it is part of the job, just like a cabbie in London chatting to his passengers. I guarantee in Rooney's contract it does not state that the player must swear at the camera every single game. He also said that the worst the the striker could of done was scare squeamish children; and that is acceptable is it?! His final comment was 'I swear infront of my children but it does not make me a bad father because i teach them morals and values.' Looks like your children are gonna struggle when applying for jobs in the future. 'I would like to apply for this position because i am f**king brilliant at it, and would p*ss all over the other applicants' Good luck with that!
On a side note i would like to say i hope that Wayne has a successful season for England, keep banging in those goals lol
Thanks for reading guys