Wayne Rooney labels newspaper article 'a smear': Details here
Former English footballer Wayne Rooney has issued a statement regarding a newspaper article, which had photographed him alongside a woman and claimed that he was cheating on his wife. Meanwhile, Rooney has cleared the air on the same and has called the article 'a smear', asides asserting that the media house is using his name to sell its newspaper. Here's more.
Rooney professes that 'The Sun' knows the real story
Rooney sent out a tweet, where he wrote in his statement that while it looked like he was taking a girl to his team hotel, that was not the case. He also slammed media outlet, The Sun, that they knew the whole story, as he did not do anything like that, while they chose to use his name to sell their newspaper.
Nothing happened between me and any girl: Rooney
"Nothing happened between me and any girl on that night in Vancouver. I did not enter the lift alone with the girl pictured. The girl pictured in the club was simply one of many who innocently asked for autographs and pictures," wrote Rooney.
Rooney slams the photographer for taking pictures without their consent
Rooney also maintained that the photographs published by The Sun were taken by a freelance photographer. He also went on to slam the photographer for clicking the pictures without their assent, asides affirming that the snaps were edited. "This whole story was a smear against me. It is damaging to my family and not something I am prepared to put up with," concluded Rooney.
Rooney has had it with The Sun
Rooney's wife wants him to return to UK
Further, in the story, a source had claimed The Sun that Rooney's wife Coleen lost it after the pictures were published and avowed that Rooney had not told anything to her about the incident. The source added that after arriving in Washington DC, Coleen demanded that Rooney pays out his remaining tenure at DC United and returns back to the UK, immediately.
Rooney to return to UK after DC stint
While Coleen may have demanded Rooney to get back to the UK as soon as possible, it has to be noted that Rooney is contractually obligated to DC until December 2019. Moreover, following the end of his stint at DC, he is set to return to the UK, where he would be taking up the role of player-coach with Championship side Derby County.