Twitter tension for Rooney

The Manchester United striker came in for late-night abuse from the

follower who taunted him: “Rooney ya fat w***e ill smash ya head in

with a pitchin wedge an bury ya with a ballast fork ya fat ugly lil

n***e.” Rooney dared the follower to meet him at United’s training

ground to carry out his threat, and replied: “I will put u asleep

within 10 seconds hope u turn up if u don’t gonna tell everyone ur

scared u little nit. I’ll be waiting.” The 25-year-old United

frontman then looked to defuse the situation by tweeting: “Haha bit

of banter and people go nuts chill all people.” The Twitter account

belonging to the follower who taunted Rooney has since been

deleted.