Friday, April 08, 2011

Bitter and twisted: open season on Wayne Rooney

You would think by the histeria surrounding him lately that Wayne Rooney has done something really, really awful. Like starting a war against Lybia or murdering a mother, father and their three children(including a 3-month old baby). Instead, we learn a few swear-words coming from his mouth happened to be caught on camera.

Cue the histerical phone-ins, moralizing, lecturing columns and a two match ban from the increasingly incompetent FA. Meanwhile other players of lesser quality can get away with assaults on fellow teammates(using potentially deadly weapons at times) without as much as a slap on the wrist coming from the official bodies and with the press corps mentioning nary a word.

Or is it incompetence? Because these words coming from the chairman of the FA leave room for all kinds of thoughts:

“I would like to thank our wonderful fans for their backing. They have been fantastic in their support, which has never wavered even during the most difficult times. I have been touched by their kindness and enthusiasm. I have supported Manchester City since I was a boy and I am desperate for us to succeed.”

Just how desperate are you, Mr. Bernstein? Desperate enough to arrange the suspension of your team's opponent's star player?

And I thought football in Serbia was corrupt.

As for those press hacks piling up on Rooney, the them I say: go play a game of football, even 5-a-side, because you've obviously never done that before. If you had, you wouldn't be so eager to jump on the Rooney bandwagon.

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