MORE SPORTS IN BRIEF FA rebukes Rooney
LONDON (AP): WAYNE ROONEY has faced a highly unusual public rebuke from the England leadership over his late-night revelry at the team hotel between matches.
The English Football Association (FA) believes Rooney wasn’t living up to his responsibilities as captain of the national team after being pictured on Saturday night bleary-eyed at a wedding reception being staged at the hotel.
Although the 31-year-old striker was off-duty at the time, the FA is unhappy with the conduct of the team’s figurehead.
“Obviously, it’s disappointing,” FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn said Thursday outside a meeting of Premier League team executives in London.
“I think it’s appropriate that he apologised because it doesn’t set a great tone for the England captain.”