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Rooney Wants Referee's Protection

Rooney Wants Referee's Protection

Wayne Rooney has called for more protection from the referees. The 21-year-old striker thinks refs feel unnecessary to act in his defence as he's more than capable of looking after himself.

'For some reason refs think I should be able to protect myself without their help,' he said.

'I've had some bad tackles on me but I'll get up where other players will roll around. So the refs think there's nothing wrong with me.'

Well, he feels the kicks but I must stress I'm happy with referees this season. Their major mistakes were finely balanced: our dubious Riverside penalty cancelled out the spot-kick awarded for Reading in September. Otherwise, I felt they were fair.

'I just want to play football and sometimes I get angry and sometimes I don't,' Rooney added.

'I just try to hold myself back and think for a minute, then react after that. I think I'm getting better and I'm learning how to take a deep breath. I try not to get involved because I know if I do get frustrated it can affect my performance.'

Is it a promise, Wayne? More protection from refs, more self-control? Not bad but even without the help of referees, he's starting to behave myself without letting his performances to drop. That was my greatest fear about Rooney: he could curb his temper but would that benefit his football? I hope the answer is yes.


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Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday December 13 2006
Time: 6:18PM

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rooney does seem to be used as a scapegoat in some occassions but maybe he shouldnt be gieving referees the chance to do it
rooneyisgod
13/12/2006 21:14:00
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You get what you give mr Rooney. Man Utd players realy do seem to complain a lot though, which seems slightly strange given that a lot of jubious decisions seem to go their way.
getintoem
14/12/2006 10:46:00
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What's he whinging about, should look at the treatment Ronaldo gets and think himself lucky!!!!
BaldyYid
14/12/2006 15:13:00
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He stop complaining and get on with it, if we all compain about a bit of harsh treatment at work the country would be at a standstill. If you cant handle it tough, you shouldnt give it out. You know where the door is....Ask the soldiers in Iraq or Afganistan if you are protected or not, you earn more in a week than they earn a year and you have the B***s to complain about protection. GET A LIFE ROONEY
Killercbrn
15/12/2006 13:55:00
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