Wayne Rooney was unable to suit up for Manchester United’s loss to rival Liverpool on Sunday because of a head injury he suffered during practice. He and teammate Phil Jones both went up for a header, which left a gruesome looking gash on Rooney’s forehead.
Because of the injury, Rooney is going to have to miss England’s two upcoming World Cup qualifying matches. Many fans have been angered by this, assuming that Rooney is milking the injury and choosing not to play through it. In order to prove them wrong, the 27-year-old posted some nasty photos of the gash on his Facebook page. Here’s another:
“Some people seem to be questioning my commitment to the England squad and the fact I had to pull out of the 2 games,” Rooney wrote. “There’s nothing I would like more than to be helping the lads in the qualifiers. I’m sure people will see from these images the reason why I won’t be able to play.”
Alright, you win. England fans are welcome to criticize Rooney for cussing at the camera or viciously threatening a fan on Twitter, but that injury looks as legit as they come. You can’t play soccer if your forehead is parted like the Red Sea.
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