Defiant Wayne Rooney hits back at ‘disgraceful’ reaction to England booze shaming

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Wayne Rooney has broken his silence on his England boozing shame and branded the reaction to it “a disgrace”.

Rooney was forced to apologise for his conduct after pictures emerged of him drinking until 5am following England’s 3-0 World Cup qualifier win over Scotland.

The forward was dropped by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for his side’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday, coming off the bench.

But after the game at Old Trafford, Rooney spoke publicly for the first time since his drinking escapade and insisted it did not mark the beginning of the end of his England career.

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Rooney said: “What’s been going on is disgraceful. I’m proud to play for my country and I’m proud of my achievements. It’s not finished yet.

“It feels as if the media are trying to write my obituary and I won’t let that happen.

“I think what’s been going on is disgraceful. It shows a lack of respect and I think enough to enough.

“That’s all I want to say.”

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