Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is facing charges over the use of the “f word” during last match against West Ham United.
Rooney made the shock outburst at a TV camera after completing his hat-trick in the 4-2 win at Upton Park on Saturday.
The FA has today charged Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney for the use of offensive, insulting and/or abusive language relating to an incident during his side’s fixture with West Ham United (…) Rooney has until 6pm on April 5 to respond to the charge: F.A.
A one-match ban would rule Rooney out of Saturday’s home game with Fullham, with a two-match suspension sidelining him for the following weekend’s Manchester derby FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Sanctioning a player for swearing into a camera is understood to be unprecedented in English football, according to PA Sport.
Rooney has scored 10 goals in 22 appearances this season in Barclay’s Premiere League.
Mexican Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández also scored last Saturday to complete the win against the ‘Hammers’.
April 4th, 2011.