SPORTS LETTERS: Red Card? Roo Can't Be Serious Nielsen; WHY IS Wayne Rooney Being Slated for Sarcastically Applauding Kim Milton Nielsen's Decision to Book Him and Therefore Getting Himself Sent Off?
Alright, it was a bit silly, but it's hardly the crime of the century is it? Nielsen could have told him to calm down and warned him any more petulant displays like that and he's off.
Yes, Rooney does need to learn how to control his temper and, unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have the brains to do it on his own. But let's put this incident into context, he never tried to break anyone's leg, never attacked the referee and didn't headbutt or elbow anyone. - A.BERNARD, via e-mail.
THANKS for letting us know that Nielsen appears on a Danish dancing show. A sequined dress and wand suit this self-publicist perfectly. Shame about his refereeing- DAVE ROGERS, Bromley.
WAYNE ROONEY'S attitude on the pitch is deplorable for both England and his club. He is sooner or later going to cost England a big problem by getting sent off. We can do without his attitude.- P.G.McGOVERN, Bognor Regis.
WAYNE is without a doubt the best player at United, and being as young as he is, you get that sort of behaviour which is typical of any teenager especially when being aggravated.
I think everyone is making too much of it all. I do not agree with the swearing on the pitch, but then don't all footballers do that?
Anger, frustrations, lack of self control is rife at any football game. Why single out Rooney? Look at what happened with Van Persie on Wednesday night. People are using Wayne's weakness and trying to take advantage of it.- MARY ANN SEALY, via e-mail.
ROONEY is a luxury England just cannot afford. …