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Rooney red carded day after dad arrested over suspicious red card

So Wayne Rooney got sent off for a completely unnecessary violent conduct offense the day after his father was arrested in relation to betting irregularities over a fixed red card in a Scottish Premier League match. There's no way that just happens. This was either a brilliant joke that Wayne plotted after all the ribbing and headlines about his dad or it was a genius and brazen continuation of the Rooney family's smart-money betting.

Whatever the case, England sealed their qualification for Euro 2012 even though they gave up a 2-0 lead after Rooney went off in the 73rd minute, which will keep him out of the first match or two of the tournament next summer.

See Rooney's silly kick right this way...

Rooney red carded day after dad arrested over suspicious red card

Rooney red carded day after dad arrested over suspicious red card

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