Wayne Mark Rooney has been charged by the Football Association with using insulting or offensive language.which included the F-word on national television.The Manchester United striker now faces the possibility of a fine or ban – which could importantly include the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City and a Premier League match against Fulham.
The FA it seems want to make amends for the James McCarthy incident when Rooney elbowed the former.
Rooney had apologised for the outburst and it is understood that Sky did not receive a significant volume of viewer complaints. The FA, however, feels duty-bound to act, given that the referee, Lee Mason, was in no position to see and report the incident. Sky's commentator Rob Hawthorne apologised to viewers for the bad language and the FA's governance unit have been assessing the footage today.