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SWEAR WATCH #3

The FA charged Wayne Rooney with “using offensive, insulting or abusive language” and banned him for two games. Last weekend, RoM (as well as many others) wrote to the FA with examples of other players guilty of “using offensive, insulting or abusive language”. In their response, they said: The FA takes a dim view of [...]

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FA Respond To Swear Watch Complaint

Dear Scott, Thank you for contacting the Football Association. The FA takes a dim view of any foul and abusive language used at football matches. The clear distinction to be made in the Wayne Rooney case is that the language used was directed specifically at a television camera lens, whilst clearly audible to the viewing [...]

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The Mirror Takes Up SWEAR WATCH

The Mirror has also now exposed the double standards of the FA in dishing out a two match ban to Wayne Rooney for “using offensive, insulting or abusive language” whilst ignoring all the other players guilty of the same offence on a weekly basis. Whilst everyone can agree that Rooney was wrong to swear directly [...]

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Swear Watch #2

April 10th 2011 1. Player: Charlie Adam Game: Blackpool vs Arsenal Time: 57 minutes After being fouled, Adam was clearly seen on the TV screen saying “fuck off”. The referee is Lee Mason who claimed in his match report from West Ham vs Manchester United that if he had heard Wayne Rooney swearing, he would [...]

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Swear Watch #1

Swear Watch #1

April 8th 2011 1. Player: Steve Fletcher Game: Bournemouth vs Peterborough After being penalised for a foul, repeatedly said to the referee “you haven’t got a fucking clue.” April 9th 2011 2. Player: Jermaine Beckford Game: Wolves vs Everton Time: 73 minutes After being substituted, Beckford was clearly seen on the TV screen saying “fuck [...]

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SWEAR WATCH

SWEAR WATCH

RoM is launching “Swear Watch” this weekend following the two match ban for Wayne Rooney. He was charged with using “offensive, insulting and/or abusive language” in our 4-2 win over West Ham. Referee Lee Mason did not hear the swearing and did not see the swearing but in his match report claimed he would have [...]

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GIF: Two Match Ban For Reina?

GIF: Two Match Ban For Reina?

Rooney was charged with using “offensive, insulting and/or abusive language” in our 4-2 victory over West Ham. The referee didn’t see it or hear it, but was forced by the FA to include it in his match report, claiming that if he had heard Rooney swearing, he would have sent him off. Surely Martin Atkinson [...]

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Fergie: Mason Has Put Himself In Terrible Position

Sections of the press today claimed that referee Lee Mason was put under pressure by the FA to write in his match report that had he seen Wayne Rooney swearing at West Ham, he would have sent him off. Sir Alex Ferguson has today questionned the future of Mason’s career, claiming that he will now [...]

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BREAKING NEWS: Rooney Ban Upheld

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 [...]

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PFA: Rooney Punishment Totally Disproportionate

Professional Footballers’ Association deputy chief executive, Bobby Barnes, has slammed the FA’s decision to ban Wayne Rooney for two games because he swore after scoring a hattrick. “It is always talked about the money these type of players earn, but it is not about the money, it is about not having the success, not living [...]

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City Can’t Even Sell 2,900 Tickets!

City Can’t Even Sell 2,900 Tickets!

At the weekend, Manchester City were 3,500+ below capacity and now they’re struggling to shift just 2,900 tickets for their upcoming game against Liverpool at Anfield. At United, even most season ticket holders struggle to get their hands on away tickets, yet at City, they go on general sale. City have been given the same [...]

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Press Support For Rooney

The FA’s decision to ban Wayne Rooney was so ludicrous that even the press are on his side! The Independent: Saturday was about one man letting rip against his persecutors. Punishing him for it, as Rooney may well agree, is a load of bollocks. The Guardian: Really it is Sky who should be being reprimanded [...]

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Rooney Banned For Fulham And City Semi

The FA have confirmed that Wayne Rooney will be banned for two games after he swore at the camera in United’s 4-2 victory over West Ham at the weekend. Rooney has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge. If Rooney accepts the ban it means he will miss this weekend’s home game against [...]

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FA Making An Example Of Fergie

The former FA compliance officer, Graham Bean, claims the FA is guilty of making an example out of Sir Alex Ferguson because of his and the club’s high profile. Ferguson was fined £30,000 and given a three match ban, on top of his suspended sentence of two matches, for saying that he wanted a “fair [...]

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“Why does it always have to be in London?”

The minister who is in charge of helping to curb carbon emissions from the transport network, Norman Baker, has agreed with Sir Alex Ferguson who has argued against the FA holding the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley. “Sir Alex Ferguson is right. There will be a huge number of people wanting to travel down from [...]

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