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Rooney Defends Himself!

On the back of the accusation, made by Roberto Mancini, Wayne Rooney has come out and defended himself.

The striker, accused by Mancini of aiding Chris Foy in getting Vincent Kompany the red card, denies his gesture involved a card commenting to the media,

"I didn`t wave any imaginary card. I clearly pointed out, and a few other players did as well, that it was a two footed tackle. It was down to the referee to send him off."

"As professional footballers, when you leave the ground and go in two-footed we`ve now been told by the referees it`s a red card. Refs come and see us before the season starts. I felt Kompany had done that."

With Sir Alex Ferguson admitting, post-match, that he 'd recognized the fact that Kompany often did this sort of tackle, would it be churlish to suggest that there was a bit of gamesmanship here whereby Sir Alex had a word with Wayne?

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 10 2012

Time: 4:59PM

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As white as the new fallen snow.
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10/01/2012 17:18:00

Gamesmanship? Give me a break, it is devious, underhanded, snide ***** like this that is the mantra of your club. And for the record Kompany has gone in what could be deemed two footed one other time this season on Mata and not often as that ******** scumbag suggested.
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10/01/2012 17:59:00

The referee sent him off no one else . Kompany is to balme for not following the rules with a careless challenge suck it up boys you cant win them all ,welcome to world of high expectation success and occassional dissapointment. its all part of the game to be honest Citys come back was very admirable and shows what a class act they are .
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10/01/2012 21:34:00

Problem is, I can't agree it was a careless challnege. Nikki Butt, Lou Macari, David Pleat, the entire commentary team on 5 live, the MotD pundits, Graham Poll, etc. etc. I just think A) Foy paniced when Rugney confronted him B) Your manager, Rugney and Wio kept won the propaganda war and C) The FA couldn't be seen to go against their two representatives at the Balon d'or awards, so swept it under the carpet. Whatever will united do when red nose isn't around to brow beat the officials?
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10/01/2012 22:38:00

As a rag - I actually felt it was a good - no - a great challenge - but Roo did not get Kompany sent off - Foy had already made his mind up - Mancini has a short memory - seem to recall him waving an imaginary red card a few weeks ago - Roo didnt do that - he said his piece to Foy.
Foy is one of the worst refs I have ever seen - just wish that the FA would do something to up the standard of our so called professional refs....
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11/01/2012 12:38:00

Niteworlok, the play had carried on, Kompany had passed the ball and Nani was running back to try to retrieve the ball, the whistle was only blown when Rooney turned around with his arms outspread and shouted in Foy's face. He didn't card wave but made a gesture which suggested Kompany had used 2 feet. Why did it take Foy so long to blow the whistle if he deemed it serious foul play? His gut reaction was like so many others that it was a perfectly good tackle, it was Rooney's protests that changed his mind, a blind man could have seen it.
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11/01/2012 13:23:00

Foy was looking straight at Kompany and didnt turn to face Rooney or look at him
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11/01/2012 14:02:00

Until after he had blown the whistle
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11/01/2012 14:09:00

On this occassion the ref had only one thing on his mind after the tackle and that was a red card( careless tackle with potential to cause injury)) Players do not persuade refs to give cards it may suit some peoples conspiracy fantasies but football is a simple game and the refs contrary to many peoples oppinions are honest but are liable to errors sometimes.
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11/01/2012 21:15:00

They are influenced Nick, it's human nature. Some have stronger will than others.
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11/01/2012 22:30:00

Did anyone see any City players doing what Rooney did last night? No, think on that one.
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12/01/2012 09:01:00

Did you win last nite?
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12/01/2012 10:59:00

Something wrong with your eyes and ears NW?
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12/01/2012 11:06:00

No BD was asking if you won last night...... Nah ya didnt :P
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12/01/2012 16:31:00

Well done, have you only figured that one out now, good man. If I put one of these p at the end it means I'm only joking right?
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12/01/2012 16:56:00

*****, I forget to put the : before the p, but I'm sure you'll all understand that it was just a typo.
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12/01/2012 17:58:00

BD - I didnt watch your match - wasnt really all that bothered by it - so found out the result after the match - anyway - i was sticking my tongue out you by doing the :P - or dont you know emoticons?
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13/01/2012 17:46:00


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