Wayne Rooney has revealed he received a Football Association warning after admitting he ‘wore long cleats’ for a game ‘to hurt someone’.
In an interview last month, Rooney said he once “left a hole in John Terry’s foot” after he voluntarily wore longer cleats for a game.
The Derby boss, who won five Premier League titles and a Champions League at Manchester United, admitted the Blues were ‘better’ than his side at the time, so he walked out intending to cause trouble damage to his opponents.
“I always wore the old plastic spikes with the metal tip and for this game I changed to the big, long metal spikes, the maximum length you could have because I wanted to try to hurt someone. one, trying to hurt someone,” Rooney said. Courier on Sunday.
“I did it, because John Terry left the stadium on crutches. I left a hole in his foot, then I signed my shirt for him after the game…and a few weeks later I gave it to him. sent and asked for my stallion back!
The governing body later asked him to explain the comments and he has now revealed they warned him about his future conduct.
Speaking ahead of Peterborough’s visit to Pride Park in the Championship, Rooney said: “Obviously I gave my answer to the FA, they gave me a warning and that was it, the matter was settled. so we can move on from this.
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“That’s how it is. The FA…it was obviously flagged, and they had to look into it. I got a warning. That’s it, done, moving on. Case closed and I’m delighted.
He also joined talkSPORT last week and said his comments about cleats were taken out of context.
Speaking to talkSPORT Drive, the current Derby boss said: “I think those comments have been isolated. I’m not trying to plug the documentary by the way, but I think you’ll have to watch it and see why these comments were made.
“It’s much deeper than those comments and me wanting to go and hurt a player, who John Terry is a friend of mine. I would never intentionally try to hurt John Terry.
“It’s much deeper than those comments and when you get a chance to watch the documentary you’ll understand why.”
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