The FA have rejected Wayne Rooney’s appeal against a two game ban for swearing, meaning he will miss our league game against Fulham and FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.
“I am gutted to be banned,” said Rooney. “I’m not the first to swear on TV and wont be last. I have to accept what has happened and move on.”
Rooney may be referring to John Terry, who clearing heard shouting “What the fuck?” on 56 minutes last night after a decision went against Chelsea.
The club have also responded to the FA’s ridiculous decision.
“Manchester United is clearly very disappointed with the Regulatory Commission’s decision,” said a club statement. “The Club put forward a very strong case to have the punishment reduced, which was unsuccessful. Wayne Rooney apologised immediately after the match and the Club now wishes to move to on to what hopefully will be a very exciting conclusion to the season.”
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