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.
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.