Manchester United hoped to keep Wayne Rooney's hamstring injury quiet until after its 1-1 draw against Stoke on Saturday, but all it took was one tweet about watching a Beyonce DVD to ruin that.
From the Guardian:
Sir Alex Ferguson said he did not expect Rooney to be involved in at least two matches, which has implications for England's game in Montenegro on Friday week. In the meantime it has been politely pointed out to Rooney it would be better for his wife, Coleen, not to furnish United's opponents with advance team news. Rooney's absence was no particular surprise to Stoke after she announced via Twitter on Friday night that they were at home watching a Beyoncé DVD. The rest of the United team were at their hotel.
Coleen's tweet appears to have been deleted, so it seems she got the message. What this story fails to recognize, however, is far more important than the unintentional reveal of team news to nearly 373,000 Twitter followers. Wayne Rooney was at home, watching DVDs with his wife on a Friday night. Given his past indiscretions while his wife was pregnant, I think this proves that he really is a reformed man. And that he is definitely still being punished.
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