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Rooney sorry after hurting fan

2012-03-22 22:11

London - Wayne Rooney has apologised to a nine-year-old Manchester United supporter after the striker accidentally broke the boy's wrist with a stray shot before his side's 5-0 win at Wolves on Sunday.

Rooney was taking shots at goal during the pre-match warm-up and one wild effort from the United star flew into the crowd and struck Jamie Thomas on the wrist as he tried to block the ball.

Thomas managed to watch the first half of the Premier League match, but was taken into the first aid tent after his arm "ballooned" at half time.

Medics then sent the youngster to hospital where he had a plaster cast put on his injured wrist.

Rooney was not aware of the incident at the time, but he used his Twitter page to say sorry to the schoolboy and promised to send him a personalised gift.

He said in a tweet: "I want to apologise to Jamie Thomas. I have arranged for a letter and a signed shirt to be sent to his home address."

Thomas was watching his United heroes for the first time and his father, Andy, told the Shropshire Star: "It shook him up a bit but he's fine about it now and I don't think it's put him off going to other games.

"I don't think Rooney realised what he had done, otherwise I am sure he would have come over."

AFP

Comments
  • Terry Thrillz Muyambo - 2012-03-22 22:24

    boo hoo....

      Dhirshan - 2012-03-23 08:18

      the guy is just a trailor trash hooligan!

      Gerald - 2012-03-23 08:24

      Dirshan Who are you talking about ?

      Youefoh - 2012-03-23 09:37

      makesuthink, who do you think? what is this article about? I see your reading / intellectual skills are in the minus. Id1ot.

      Heiku - 2012-03-23 10:08

      Yeah makesuthink! He is obviously talking about Jamie Thomas!

  • Zeezoh - 2012-03-22 22:48

    sorry boy!!!

  • Zeezoh - 2012-03-22 22:49

    hw sad!!!!

  • nabil.abdool - 2012-03-22 22:57

    Wow! The baby that faced the "Baby faced Assassin" - lucky lad! Get well little man!

  • Gunner - 2012-03-23 07:21

    A letter & signed T shirt???...he should have offered to pay the medical costs for the boy

      Hans - 2012-03-23 07:46

      In England, medical costs are for free as they have first class public hospitals, unlike us.

      Michael - 2012-03-23 08:11

      Hans, you obviously have never been to England and seen the NHS hospitals. They might be free, but there is nothing 1st class about them. That I can promise you

      leedsunitedfc - 2012-03-23 21:16

      Why must he pay the medical bills exactly? Must he hold back on his shots because there are people in the stands? Don't be delusional.

  • Sharmilen - 2012-03-23 07:50

    Gosh Gunner.........now you sound like the MP's. This is the UK, medical costs are not an issue like here in SA. At least he made the attempt to get something done!!!! Did you actually speak to Rooney to find out if he has made any monetary contributions to the family? Maybe he has and does not want to make a public announcement about it..........

  • Sharmilen - 2012-03-23 22:50

    Agree with you leedsunitedfc....if this happened while the game was on....then what? They talk about it as if Rooney is now a criminal.

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