Wayne Rooney has apologized after “inappropriate” pictures of the England captain apparently intoxicated and partying emerged this week. During on off day during the current international break, Rooney crashed a wedding party and was “almost too drunk to stand,” according to The Sun.
The tabloid also obtained pictures of Rooney that certainly looked as though the Manchester United captain perhaps had been enjoying himself a bit too much. To make matters worse, he was still wearing his England kit.
Rooney's representatives issued a statement on the matter after it became front-page news in the UK. Via the Associated Press:
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His manager with United, Jose Mourinho, reportedly isn't upset with Rooney but with members of the FA for allowing the incident to take place. Whether or not Mourinho's ire makes a difference, the FA said they'll be reviewing their policy with regards to free time on international duty.
This isn't Rooney's first time finding himself in the UK tabs, who has a reputation as being a “bad boy” in England, and odd are won't be the last.
Naturally Wayne is sorry that pictures taken with fans have been published today. Although it was a day off for the whole squad and staff, he fully recognizes that the images are inappropriate for someone in his position.Earlier today Wayne spoke privately to both (interim manager) Gareth Southgate and (technical director) Dan Ashworth to unreservedly apologize. He would like to further extend that apology to any young fans who have seen these pictures.