Monday, April 4, 2011

Rooney hit by FA charge

Manchester United's potty mouthed star Wayne Rooney is facing a two-match ban after being charged by the FA for swearing in the win at West Ham.

Rooney swore into a television camera after his third goal in the 4-2 win over the Hammers at Upton Park on Saturday.

The England international later issued an apology for his offensive remarks into the camera.

However, The FA have decided to act with Rooney being charged using offensive, insulting and/or abusive language.

The charge holds a two-game suspension and Rooney has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

If Rooney decides to accept the ban it means he will miss this weekend's home clash with Fulham as well as the FA Cup semi-final against local rivals Manchester City.


Mohamed Al Fayed attacks fans for criticising Michael Jackson statue

Mohamed Al Fayed has told Fulham fans they can "go to hell" if they do not appreciate the new Michael Jackson statue at Craven Cottage.

The Fulham chairman, a close friend of the late singer, has caused controversy after announcing he had decided to place the tribute to Jackson outside the west London club's ground. The statue was commissioned following Jackson's death in June 2009 and was due to be erected at Harrods before Al Fayed sold the Knightsbridge store.

Jackson's links to Fulham are tenuous to say the least – he watched a game there as a guest of Al Fayed in 1999 – while the singer was also dogged by controversy during his lifetime. Despite this, the Fulham chairman has denied claims that the memorial is bizarre and hit back at fans who have spoken against it.

"Why is it bizarre?," he said after the unveiling. "Football fans love it. If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell.

"I don't want them to be fans. If they don't understand and don't believe in things I believe in they can go to Chelsea, they can go to anywhere else. People will queue to come and visit it from all over the UK and it is something that I and everybody else should be proud of."

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