MORE SPORTS IN BRIEF FA re­bukes Rooney

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

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.”

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