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Just now, aaron said:

right so you can buy machine guns in America but you cant get pissed and call someone a nobhead?

If this was someone like Harry Kane then it would be called what it is - a fucking Farce. However because its someone like Rooney then its big headline news when it really shouldn't be.

If you're being a dick, either with a machine gun or with drinking, then you should pay the consequences. Whether or not you support the gun policy is a completely different issue, and I don't see how it excuses another issue? Also, I don't really think it's that big of a deal over here. Maybe the story carries more weight across the pond?

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9 minutes ago, sibdane said:

If you're being a dick, either with a machine gun or with drinking, then you should pay the consequences. Whether or not you support the gun policy is a completely different issue, and I don't see how it excuses another issue? Also, I don't really think it's that big of a deal over here. Maybe the story carries more weight across the pond?

Being drunk and swearing doesn't really warrant being arrested though does it, that's my point. My issue is it seems very backwards that a country will openly allow machine guns to be bought but gets overly sensitive to drunken swearing by arresting someone. Christ I'd have a whole filling cabinet if I was arrested everytime I've said a swear word when intoxicated. The story defo carries more weight here because of who he is, arguably the biggest name England have every produced and he's in trouble, again (although this time I have major sympathy for him). 

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Just now, aaron said:

Being drunk and swearing doesn't really warrant being arrested though does it, that's my point. My issue is it seems very backwards that a country will openly allow machine guns to be bought but gets overly sensitive to drunken swearing by arresting someone. Christ I'd have a whole filling cabinet if I was arrested everytime I've said a swear word when intoxicated. The story defo carries more weight here because of who he is, arguably the biggest name England have every produced and he's in trouble, again (although this time I have major sympathy for him). 

Like I said before, you have to be acting really stupid and/or childish to get arrested for that over here. People are drunk in public here all of the time without worry.

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1 hour ago, sibdane said:

Like I said before, you have to be acting really stupid and/or childish to get arrested for that over here. People are drunk in public here all of the time without worry.

But laws vary from state to state don't they? The Virginia ones do seem a bit Draconian....though obviously I don't know how rigorously they're enforced. Nobody (as far as I can see) knows the details of what actually happened but the paltry level of the fine suggests it was something very minor doesn't it? Also the very fact that nobody knows points in the same direction for me.

The fact he was done once for drink driving plus this doesn't suggest an alcohol problem for me.

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14 minutes ago, MikeO said:

But laws vary from state to state don't they? The Virginia ones do seem a bit Draconian....though obviously I don't know how rigorously they're enforced. Nobody (as far as I can see) knows the details of what actually happened but the paltry level of the fine suggests it was something very minor doesn't it? Also the very fact that nobody knows points in the same direction for me.

The fact he was done once for drink driving plus this doesn't suggest an alcohol problem for me.

That is true, but I also come from a very conservative state (if not the most conservative, besides maybe Texas or Alabama), and it is not a very common thing that happens. That's why I was wondering if it has something to do with it happening in DC. Doesn't help that it occurred in an airport either.

I can't comment if he has a problem with alcohol or not, but it also doesn't suggest a problem to me, just that maybe he doesn't make the best decisions while intoxicated.

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2 minutes ago, sibdane said:

That is true, but I also come from a very conservative state (if not the most conservative, besides maybe Texas or Alabama), and it is not a very common thing that happens. That's why I was wondering if it has something to do with at happening in DC. Doesn't help that it occurred in an airport either.

I can't comment if he has a problem with alcohol or not, but it also doesn't suggest a problem to me, just that maybe he doesn't make the best decisions while intoxicated.

Very true.

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4 hours ago, aaron said:

Being drunk and swearing doesn't really warrant being arrested though does it, that's my point. My issue is it seems very backwards that a country will openly allow machine guns to be bought but gets overly sensitive to drunken swearing by arresting someone. Christ I'd have a whole filling cabinet if I was arrested everytime I've said a swear word when intoxicated. The story defo carries more weight here because of who he is, arguably the biggest name England have every produced and he's in trouble, again (although this time I have major sympathy for him). 

My big problem in this country is that we hold our celebrities and athletes to higher standards of personal conduct than we do our leaders.... Seriously, leave Rooney alone folks. 

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Definitely the airport thing that did it. Not only am I a bit of a drunk myself, but as a bartender I see people acting like absolute shitheads on a daily basis and have never seen someone arrested solely for public intoxication. Any odd behavior in an airport is likely to raise some concerns in this country.

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Wayne Rooney was a supposed ''bad egg'' in an era that was riddled with incompetence from Koeman, Walsh and Allardyce. Even though I don't think he would have dragged us to a league title I do think Wayne still had a lot to give in an Everton shirt and despite the deal to sell him being a good one financially for the club, I would rather he stayed at Goodison as part of the squad. A great figure to have in the dressing room and a presence on the pitch, he managed 11 goals in a season that we were absolutely shite which speaks volumes (especially when you consider he played in the centre of midfield). 

It's no surprise that he's head and shoulders above most in the MLS for DC United, I just hope that he comes back in a coaching capacity once his time in the US is up. 

Any excuse to post the above video too, had a great view of it in the ground and was blown away. Take a bow. 

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From an SBI (American soccer journal) article:

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The 34-year-old has registered 23 goals and 14 assists in 43 appearances across two seasons. Rooney’s arrival last season helped spark the club to an Eastern Conference playoff berth and also a current fourth-place spot in the current league table. Although he’s leaving the club after the season, Rooney will become a club ambassador for D.C. United.

“I remain fully focused on giving my all for the team for the rest of this season and repaying the support shown by the Black-and-Red faithful by hopefully delivering an MLS Cup to Audi Field,” Rooney said. “My time in Major League Soccer is something I will always be proud of. The supporters in the Screaming Eagles, Barra Brava, and District Ultras have made my time in America so enjoyable.

“While the decision to move home was a tough one, family is everything to us and we make this change to be closer to the ones we love back in England. The opportunity to go back home and start the next step of my career in coaching was the factor that made my mind up.”

 

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11 minutes ago, Sibdane said:

Makes the whole Rooney move feel tainted.

 

1 hour ago, MikeO said:

Naughty, very questionable this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49265227

Definitely... Its the type of stunt that will lead to all gambling businesses to be banned from shirt / club advertising and sponsorship. There is always someone who will take it too far.

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13 minutes ago, Bailey said:

 

Definitely... Its the type of stunt that will lead to all gambling businesses to be banned from shirt / club advertising and sponsorship. There is always someone who will take it too far.

Might honestly be for the best.

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