Friday, 7 October 2011

The Two Rooneys

In December last year, I wrote this exclusive in-depth post about Motherwell's midfielder Steve Jennings, and commented on the coincidence that the large(ish) bet mentioned was placed in Liverpool, Jennings' home city.

Little did I know at the time, but it turns out that bet was placed by a certain Wayne Rooney, although the Sr. Rooney and not his more famous son Lil Wayne - "everybody dies but not everybody lives" - seriously, who knew this blog author was so cool?

Anyway, I'm not even sure they are actually father and son. I mean, you'd never guess from their looks, although they are handsome devils the two of them.

So Jennings faces up to 10 years in jail, while Rooney Sr. stood to win all of £5,000 on his bet at 10/1. And what else might the Rooneys have been up to? Did he really get caught on his first transgression?
Cathal Kelly wrote
If this was a conspiracy, it was one of shockingly small ambition. A return of 5,000 pounds is paltry when one compares it to the speculative value of Rooney Jr.’s reputation, which can’t help but be tarnished as a result.
I'm not sure Wayne Rooney's reputation can be tarnished too much more (the name Patricia Tierney ring a bell?), but stories like this won't help speed up his redemption.

A World Cup win in 2014 would help though.

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