Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Points on Wayne Rooney

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Points on Wayne Rooney

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Byline: Rio European match zone Ferdinand

1 There has been a lot said over the past week about the Wayne Rooney 'incident' while on England duty. Wayne has apologised but there are things I want to know. When he was given free time, had Gareth Southgate already told him he wasn't playing against Spain on the Tuesday? If the answer is yes, then Rooney was entitled to do whatever he wanted.

2 It baffles me that there is such a furore when a footballer has a night out but little fuss is made if people from other sports do the same.

Everyone knows that rugby players tend to celebrate with a drink or two when they win a game and yet they are not judged by the same standards. That is neither fair nor makes sense.

3 Can anyone blame Rooney if he decides to swan off into the sunset to a foreign country after all the negative scrutiny he's been getting? …

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