COV­ER­AGE OF ROONEY DRINK­ING IS DIS­GRACE­FUL

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

WAYNE ROONEY de­scribed the reaction to his late-night con­duct on Eng­land duty as “dis­grace­ful,” say­ing the Bri­tish me­dia is “try­ing to write my obit­u­ary.” Pictures emerged this week show­ing Rooney — wear­ing his Eng­land train­ing gear — look­ing blearyeyed at a wed­ding reception at the team’s ho­tel on Satur­day, the day af­ter a World Cup qual­i­fier against Scot­land. Rooney was crit­i­cised by the English Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Martin Glenn for not set­ting the “right tone” as Eng­land cap­tain, and he is­sued an apol­ogy to in­terim Eng­land man­ager Gareth South­gate, the FA, and young fans. “It feels as if the me­dia are try­ing to write my obit­u­ary and I won’t let that hap­pen,” Rooney said on Satur­day af­ter play­ing for Manch­ester United in a 1-1 draw against Arse­nal in the Premier League. “I love play­ing for my coun­try and I am proud of my achieve­ments to date. But I have not fin­ished yet.” Rooney added that “what’s been go­ing on is dis­grace­ful,” say­ing the treat­ment shows “a lack of re­spect” and that “enough is enough.” Rooney’s con­duct has sparked a fresh wave of neg­a­tive pub­lic­ity to­ward a player who has shown er­ratic be­hav­ior on and off the field ear­lier in his ca­reer.

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