Date: 4th April 2011 at 4:38am
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A hat-trick but will Wazza regret the way he celebrated it?

Wayne Rooney will learn today whether he faces punishment from the FA for swearing at the camera in United’s win over West Ham on Saturday.

With the Reds 2-0 down at half-time Rooney pulled the score back to 2-2 with a well taken free kick and a low shot just inside the Irons box.

Just after the hour mark, United were awarded a penalty after Fabio Da Silva broke down the right wing and into the area only to see his cross blocked by Mathew Upson’s arm.

West Ham players protested, although it was a bit rich considering referee Lee Mason had already awarded the home side two penalties and ignored what looked like an obvious one for United in the first. Rooney stepped up coolly slotted home his penalty then celebrated by shouting into the camera “what f*cking what.”

The match being broadcast live on Sky was being watched by millions and certain members of the press have called for Rooney to be banned, citing his behaviour as a breach of the RESPECT campaign.

Trevor Brooking told Radio 5’s Sportsweek: “Tomorrow there will be a decision,

“It was a surprise, after scoring a hat-trick, to react that way. It is something we will have to look at.”

Rooney apologised for the outburst after the game, stating: ‘I want to apologise for any offence that may have been caused by my goal celebration, especially to any parents or children that were watching.

“Emotions were running high and on reflection my heat-of-the-moment reaction was inappropriate. It was not aimed at anyone in particular.”

Lets hope the FA  accept his apology and both he and United can move on without further distractions or punishments.

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2 responses to “Wayne Rooney To Learn Today If He Faces Ban For Swearing”

  1. Jack says:

    what aload of old crap tbh

    and the paper are just a bunch of gossip writing hacks but the bit i love is linking it to the respect the refs campaign, which it has nothing to do with.

    if the fa ban him then they should go back through the whole season watch every game from every angle and ban anyone that swears.
    but they wont because they only react when the media wants them too.

    • Scott says:

      I fully agree Jack.

      Countless times in every game every week players swear in front of the camera – it doesn’t take a genius to lip-read that every player in the Premiership has a fouler mouth as Rooney.

      The media will take any chance they can to slam Rooney and United as thats what will sell them papers.

      Sad cloud over another stunning United comeback!