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Don’t Suspend Rooney… Says Aalborg Player

Aalborg midfielder Kasper Risgaard has today claimed he doesn’t think UEFA should dish out any punishment for an alleged stamp by Wayne Rooney in United’s 2-2 draw with Aalborg this week.

The press, as usual, made a big song and dance about it, much to Sir Alex Ferguson’s frustration.

Risgaard has spoken to the press saying he doesn’t believe Rooney should be punished for the incident, suggesting television replays make it look worse than it was.

“I heard UEFA is looking at this but I don’t think Rooney should be suspended,” he said. “I haven’t seen the situation on TV yet as we had our Christmas party the day after the match but I can understand it looks bad on TV. It’s what happens in intensive matches. Wayne came up to me immediately and apologised. I appreciated that. I have nothing against him.”

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10 Comments

  1. Red-Manc says:

    Good Lad, atleast Kasper Risgaard has some sense! Rooney didnt injure him and in my opinion he didnt actually do anything. Football is a contact sport people seem to forget that these days.

    Best of luck to aalborg in the Uefa cup, there a decent side and the away trip their place was top class.

  2. Tom F says:

    The media, as always, have to open their big mouths.

    They make something out of nothing every day of the week, every single piece of news regarding United is always blown out of proportion and the way they influence things in which they have no concern about o responsibility for is an absolute joke.

  3. Its in my blood says:

    If Uefa are, as they say they are, to study press reports before they decide on any possible ban, this should clear Rooney. Having said that we know all too well that overwhelming evidence in favour of anyone Utd related means sweet fa to the football authorities! Credit to the Aalborg player though.

  4. Jonny says:

    The media do it with all the big clubs though, its to be expected nowadays

  5. ellioman says:

    Respect to Kasper for saying this in public.

  6. Mic says:

    I hope this is one news report Uefa will read!

  7. Anant says:

    lol…intens(ive) matches

  8. denton davey says:

    Wait a second, wasn’t this the same guy who was crying after the game ? Now, it seems, he’s changed his tune and accepts that it’s a physical game. What’s that old one about “having your cake and eating it” ?

  9. OTRed says:

    Maybe it wouldn’t have been such a big deal, if the same idiot player saying this hadn’t exaggerated and said that Rooney was “hopping” on his chest.

  10. themarkedman72 says:

    OTred you are right…to little too late…he made a big deal out of it and so did the dipper supporting manager who said he wanted liverpool to win the champions league in pre game interview.

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