Manchester United fans are a passionate bunch but nothing riles quite like a star player demanding a move out of Old Trafford. Since stories broke last weekend of Wayne Roone’s decision to reject United’s offer of a new contract, the PR battle has ebbed and flowed but the fans seem to have chosen only one side.
United supporters held up banners at the recent Champions League match versus Bursaspor at Old Trafford. One asked ‘Who’s the whore now, Wayne?’ while another said ‘Coleen forgave you, but we won’t’.
Around 20 United supporters – dubbed the Men in Black – visited Rooney’s Wilmslow mansion last night. The fans, carrying a banner that warned “Join City and You’re Dead”, spoke to Rooney before the United striker called the police. The protest dispersed without arrests.
This Manchester city centre Nike advert was defaced with another stern warning for Rooney, who is believed to be considering a £260,000 per week offer from cross-town rivals City.
Recalling the terrace plea from a small child for United to buy Rooney in 2004, one Twitter user had a novel message for Sir Alex Ferguson this week.
Lifetime United fan Paul Scholes had a novel approach to the Rooney-protest: he clattered the striker in training. Longsight-born defender Wes Brown appears to see the funny side.
18 thoughts on “Picture special: fans protest against Rooney”
First time Scholesy has got a tackle just right.
I think Mark Hughes got it close today when he said that they have overplayed their hand in the negotiations. What a mess. Got to say that it would switch me off from football quite a lot of Rooney stayed after all this.
remember your comment when he score 30 goals this season….
for God sake he sign!!,
i don’t care what happen i just don’t want any good player leave at this moment… in the era of red midget..
cause what?? that would be a dream United will spent a money to bring player like Rooney quality….
so as long he still creating goals, and bring United Passions..I will support him
well if you still believe in the capability of Gibson,Anderson,Evans,, that’s your choice…to me ,,,they are SUCKS!!!
you feel disappointed??? hurt?? ,,,you should think of using a panty man!! cause Football is about goal and passion to win!! not some kind of cranky people like you guys!!!
sit and enjoy the goals man…!!!
men in black – awesome – vigilante, straight outta compton shit. ganged the mutha and he signed the contract like a bitch ass pussy.
FFs Arseholes who should be beaten to within a inch of there life for being knobs such shit doesn’t belong in football nor does football need it.
or the fact that some fans are actually willing get off their fat arses and do something about something they fee passionate about.
i bet a lot of these fans have not got as enriched lives as you – they live and breath this shit 24-7, so for them not taking such action would be a crime
a banner ffs, this isn’t The Carebears mate
You really do live in a strange world Dannii, would you say fair do´s if you wanted to go to a better paid job at another company and suddenly masked people were before your house ???
Ah, but, there lies the problem
United isn’t a company to the fans – it’s their life, their passion etc.
It’s not to Wazza, it’s just another employer… but he knows what he’s fucking with, as do all footballers
It’s an emotional game
Passionate yes…but to the point of putting someone in fear of their lives and in fear of the lives of their loved ones..no.
What Sid says, it’s the same all over the world not just football.
About 8 years ago India was getting shat on by Sri Lanka I think in a cricket world cup fine or semi and the fans decided to burn the stadium
if that weren’t bad, a load of them pitched outside the then then captains house plus some of the key players and covered the house in oil
in Pakistan they get donkeys and put effigies on them and parade them around the village. and then burn the effigy outside their houses
thankfully no one gives a fuck about me or my job.
the third world for you