Rooney kick breaks fan's wrist

2012-03-23 11:41

London - Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has apologised to young fan Jamie Thomas after he broke the nine-year-old's wrist with a wayward shot during the warm-up for Sunday's English Premiership game at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Thomas, who lives in Wem, Shropshire, was at Molineux watching United for the first time when he put his hands up to stop the England striker's stray shot from hitting him.

"I want to apologise to Jamie Thomas, I have arranged for a letter and a signed shirt to be sent to his home address," Rooney wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Thomas, who sat in the front row of the Jack Harris Stand, missed most of the second half having treatment, The Shropshire Star reported.

"The players were warming up and Rooney and (Javier) Hernandez were taking a few shots," his father Andy was quoted as saying.

"Rooney missed one and it was coming straight towards Jamie so he put out his hands to stop it hitting him and it broke his wrist."

Thomas received treatment from first aiders at the ground and was later taken to hospital.

"They said it was a clean break and he has to go back in a couple of weeks," added his father.

Rooney said he was not aware of the incident at the time.

United won the match 5-0.


  • Jeffrey - 2012-03-23 12:50


      Bob - 2012-03-23 14:16

      Better still go to the home of beautiful football, ANFIELD and then you will fall in love with both the game and the greatest football club in the world.

  • Grant - 2012-03-23 13:10

    Soccer tickets are getting expensive... gonna cost an arm AND a leg soon...

      David - 2012-03-23 14:04

      Quite a souvenir

      Grant - 2012-03-23 17:45

      ...kid only went to ONE game, and now he's broke!

  • dumisani.pambuka - 2012-03-23 14:44

    More calcium for Thomas to strengthen your bones. Sign of good gesture from Rooney, really was not his fault, just doing what he does best.

  • dumisani.pambuka - 2012-03-23 14:46

    Guess Thomas needs more calcium to strengthen the bones, always a hazard should you sit close to the ground. Good gesture by Rooney, not his fault at all.

  • Terrence - 2012-03-23 16:56

    "Bob - March 23, 2012 at 14:16 Report comment Better still go to the home of beautiful football, ANFIELD and then you will fall in love with both the game and the greatest football club in the world." I would love to support Liverpool. Just remind me again , how many times have they won the Premier League ? Never-mind , I googled it the answer is 0.

      Bob - 2012-03-24 09:32

      Err 18 times we have won the top league in England, changing the name does not change the competition, how many times has the scum won the European Cup / Champions League, the cup is on display at Anfield if you ever want to see it, you have to win it 5 times to get to keep it you see.

  • Sharmilen - 2012-03-23 23:10

    Bob and exactly how will that help this young man recover from his injury. Oh wait....he can then be mentally scarred for life by following Liverpool and not forgetting becoming a HOOLIGAN - may I remind you of the Heysel stadium disaster and who caused it. Did you hear the police revelations from the Hillsborough Disaster report? Apparently the stampede was caused by "DRUNK" Liverpool fans who pushed their way through. Proof once support LFC all you require is brain!!!!

      Bob - 2012-03-24 09:28

      Sharmilen, you know nothing about the history of LFC, the Heysel stadium disaster was caused by a wall falling down, the Hillsborough was caused by mismanagement of the crowd and over crowding, don't stoop so low you, these tragedies are close to the heart of all true LFC supporters the club and all who were involved with the club at the time, you really have proved your class (lack of) this time.

      hiltonh - 2012-03-24 11:50

      Uuum sorry Bob - but didn't the Heysel disaster result in EVERY English team being banned from Euro Football for years and wasn't Hillsborough caused by stampeding fans ? But let's blame a wall that conveniently just fell over or Policemen who were overpowered. I'm in no way saying that there weren't other factors involved, but to absolutely deny any accountability is just typical from ' fans ' like you.

  • Sharmilen - 2012-03-30 07:30

    Well said Hiltonh.......all they talk about is others that caused the incident. UEFA must have read the wrong they "banned" English teams from Europe and not Italian teams! I rest my case.

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