What? Fucking What? The FA Suspend Wayne Rooney for 2 Games

What? Fucking What? The phrase that everyone has been talking about since the weekend, or at least referring to. Wayne Rooney’s quote to the camera man on Saturday after scoring his and Manchester United’s third goal in their come-from-behind 4-2 victory over West Ham. It has earned the hat trick hero a two match suspension from the FA.

Wayne Rooney will be suspended for next week’s home league game versus Fulham and then the following weekend’s FA Cup semi match versus Manchester City. He has until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to launch an appeal.

I think the FA have got this one wrong and it’s come about following the big over reaction to his remarks, of which he (or his agent) was quick to apologise for.

It was only late February that Ashley Cole shot an intern with an air rifle at Chelsea’s training ground and got let off scot-free. So a swear word before the watershed is more offensive than shooting someone according to the FA?

Jacob Steinberg from the Guardian summed it up well on Twitter:

Wayne Rooney isn’t the only person in the football world to have sworn now is he? Foul and offensive language is heard on football pitches and by fans inside and outside the ground up and down this country on a weekly basis. It’s part-and-parcel of the game. Suspending Wayne Rooney for two games is nothing more than a farce. No good will come of this. The FA have got it wrong. Again.

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