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Soccer Wayne Rooney: FA warns former England captain over long-stud comments in interview TV Channel

Soccer Wayne Rooney: FA warns former England captain over long-stud comments in interview TV Channel

Wayne Rooney (left) and John Terry
Ex-Manchester United striker Rooney (left) and former Chelsea defender Terry were rivals at club level but team-mates for England

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has been warned by the Football Association after saying he once wore boots with long studs “to injure someone”.

Rooney’s England team-mate John Terry suffered a foot injury in the game, which Chelsea won 3-0.

“For that game I changed them [studs] to big, long metal ones – the maximum length you could have,” said Rooney.

The 36-year-old added: “I wanted to try and hurt someone, try and injure someone.”

England’s all-time leading goalscorer added that if there was a challenge there “I knew I’d want to go in for it properly, basically – I did, actually”.

“John Terry left the stadium on crutches. I left a hole in his foot and then I signed my shirt to him after the game… and a few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back.”

Responding to Rooney’s comments, Terry posted a message on social media with a number of laughing emojis and said: “Is this when you left your stud in my foot?”

In 2002, ex-Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane was banned and fined by the FA after a claim in his autobiography that he deliberately set out to hurt Manchester City midfielder Alf Inge Haaland in a game in April 2001.

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