Rooney Loses Appeal And Sponsorship

Today the FA announced that Wayne Rooney's two-match ban has been upheld. Not only that but have Coca-Cola decided not to renew their sponsorship with the player.

The FA confirmed on their website that a Regulatory Commission has suspended Rooney for two games. Rooney had admitted a charge for the use of offensive, insulting and/or abusive language but he did appeal the length of the ban.

The Commission didn't accept the claim and Rooney will now be missing for Man United's Premier League match home match against Fulham this Saturday. He will also be unavailable for United's semi-final FA Cup match at Wembley against Manchester City.

Man United's response was to release this statement on

"Manchester United is clearly very disappointed with the Regulatory Commission's decision.
"The Club put forward a very strong case to have the punishment reduced, which was unsuccessful.
"Wayne Rooney apologised immediately after the match and the Club now wishes to move to on to what hopefully will be a very exciting conclusion to the season."

Rooney also released his own statement, which read:

"I am gutted to miss two matches, one of which is an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. I am not the first player to have sworn on TV and I won’t be the last.
"Unlike others who have been caught swearing on camera, I apologised immediately. And yet I am the only person banned for swearing. That doesn’t seem right.
"Whatever, I have to accept that what’s happened has happened and move on from here. That’s what I intend to do.”

Coca Cola have also confirmed that they will not be renewing the sponsorship with Rooney, which was worth £600,000 a year. It is believed that the company hasn't been impressed with Rooney's recent scandals.

A spokesperson for Coca Cola said: “We mutually agreed that we would not renew our relationship. We wish Wayne well with in his career.”

One Response so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    i love manchester and i love rooney.what he says is very true>he aint the first 1 neither wil he be the last.move on my boy.EPL is ours no matter what they do to you.

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