Just when people were beginning to think that Wayne Rooney was a born again human. Oh well.
The build up to this game was muted. This was perhaps largely down to the fact it wasn’t available to view on terrestrial TV – even in highlight form. So my guess is lots of people missed not only England throwing the game [please check with your local bookmaker for suspicious betting patterns] but Wayne Rooney causing actual bodily harm.
It wasn’t a tackle, to describe it as such would imply the ball was somewhere near Wazza or the man who’s leg he kicked with pure venom.
The ‘powers that be’ who are terrified of video technology in order to make the game a better one were bizarrely able to make an announcement within what seemed like minutes. Rooney will miss at least one game in the Euro 2012 competition.
I hope he gets more than a one game ban. No player should be allowed to behave like this. It’s thuggish beyond belief and a clear message needs to be sent out. Idiots get punished.