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16th Nov 2016

Wayne Rooney issued this apology over wedding party photos in The Sun

Fans are on his side...

Ben Kenyon

Wayne Rooney has been forced to apologise as photos of him supposedly gatecrashing a wedding after England duty were splashed across the front of The Sun.

The England captain was photographed at a wedding party at the Grove Hotel on his night off after the Scotland win.

The Sun alleges that Rooney turned up at the event with his England training gear and claim that he was worse for wear.

Manchester United talisman Rooney wasn’t selected for the Spain friendly due to a knee injury, but the pictures have caused some concern for the FA.

A statement from Rooney’s representatives said that the striker wants to apologise unreservedly:

”Naturally Wayne is sorry that pictures taken with fans have been published.

”Although it was a day off for the whole squad and staff, he fully recognises that the images are inappropriate for someone in his position.

”Earlier today Wayne spoke privately to both Gareth Southgate and [FA technical director] Dan Ashworth to unreservedly apologise.

”He would like to further extend that apology to any young fans who have seen these pictures.”

The FA don’t appear happy about the issue and they are not looking at reviewing the players’ right to overnight free time, which has been in place for the past four year.

An FA spokesperson said: “All England personnel have a responsibility to behave appropriately at all times. We will be reviewing our policy around free time whilst on international duty.”

Fans on Twitter appeared to be siding with Rooney on the matter though…

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