Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is braced to appear on the backpage of every paper on Monday, for a 'kick' on Cardiff City's Jordon Mutch.
He was booked, and went onto score for the Red Devils in the 2-2 draw.
Even the home side's manager Malky Mackay defended the England striker after the game, stating:
"I've had a look at it again on TV and some referees might have sent him off, but I think (Neil) Swarbrick was calm in his approach, had a good game and handled it well."
Rooney however is not happy, having watched the game back feels he was overly criticised by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler.
Just watched game back. I agree mine was bad tackle and ref dealt with it. And Martin Tyler didn't shut up about it all game.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 24, 2013
Then someone slaps someone in face and he doesn't speak a word about it. I like Martin but that's poor from him— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 24, 2013
The second incident he was referring to was Cardiff's Gary Medel who 'slapped' Marouane Fellaini in a penalty box scuffle late on.
Rooney is entitled to defend himself, he no more than anybody will feel his every move is highlighted more so than any other English footballer, but at the same time he is only drawing more attention to himself by having his say.
He should have learned by now to have a thick skin, but perhaps after a summer of silence, we should just be glad he is communicating with his fans via twitter again and not discourage it.
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