Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney to appeal FA ban
Striker accepts The FA's charge for using offensive language but not the automatic two-match suspension
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has accepted The FA’s charge for using offensive language but will appeal his two-match ban.
Rooney was charged by The FA for using “offensive, insulting and/or abusive language” during United’s 4-2 win at West Ham after he swore into a Sky television camera while celebrating his hat-trick.
The 24-year-old runs the risk of having the suspension that currently includes Saturday’s Premier League clash with Fulham and the following week’s FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City extended if his appeal, which will be heard on Thursday, is deemed to be frivolous.
A statement on the FA’s website read: “Manchester United player Wayne Rooney has today admitted a charge for the use of offensive, insulting and/or abusive language.
“However, Rooney has submitted a claim that the automatic penalty of two games is clearly excessive. A commission will hear the submission on Wednesday.”