Wayne Rooney’s strong gesture against a player accused of racism

Racism continues to be talked about in the world of football. In Spain, France and even in the American championship where Wayne Rooney reacted authoritatively when one of his players was accused of racism in the middle of a match.

During Wayne Rooney’s DC United vs Miami encounter, an altercation between a DC United Taxi Fountas player and Miami’s Damian Lowe ended in racism. Taxi Fountas called his opponent a « nigger ». Wayne Rooney did not digest the attitude of his player, who nevertheless equalized for his team at 2-2. The coach brought his player out after this controversy. A gesture that the Miami coach welcomed at a press conference: « I have to commend my players for keeping their composure, I have to commend the referee – a really difficult situation, he followed the protocols set out by MLS – and I have to give huge respect to Wayne Rooney for handling it so well. the way he did, said Phil Neville. I have always known him as a man of class and today he has risen in my esteem more than he ever has, more than after any goal he has ever scored. »

Wayne Rooney for his part has confirmed that an investigation will be opened into this case without giving more details.. “There has been a complaint, which I am sure will be investigated. I can’t say much more”, explained the former Manchester United player.


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