[PICTURE] “Disgusting” Rooney Kisses The United Badge

By on October 20, 2011

Manchester United’s patience paid off on Tuesday night in a frustrating game against the Romanian side, Otelul Galati. Two precise Wayne Rooney penalties saw United take three valuable Champions League points back to Old Trafford ahead of their crucial Premier League derby game with City, who were also close victors in their European game against Villarreal.

However, many Manchester United fans were apparently outraged, or perhaps humoured by Rooney’s celebration to his penalty goals, with some ‘fans’ calling his actions “Disgusting”. After opening the scoring, the England striker pinched the left breast of his United shirt, lifted the club crest up to his pursed lips and planted a kiss onto the perfectly stitched badge that fans adore.

The dictionary defines a kiss as; “to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to emit a smacking sound, in an expression of affection, love, greeting and/or reverence.” What’s the problem then? Well apparently, Wayne Rooney should not deceive the fans suggesting he loves the club, and by conning them into thinking that he is at the club for any other reason than to pick up a pay packet for scoring goals.

He doesn’t have “the right,” supposedly. Now, I can understand fans frustration and anger at a player like Rooney, who decided he wanted to leave the club previously because they “lacked ambition,” only for him to change his mind when he received a pay rise. It doesn’t look good. In fact it looks pretty awful from a loyalists perspective.

However, it is naive to think that modern footballers are supporters of the football club to the extent that football fans are. Footballers come from all over the world and play for rival City’s; Rooney’s childhood in Liverpool is a prime example. But they are doing their jobs, and getting paid handsomely for it. If they have delivered what the loyal fans pray for; in Rooney’s case, a goal, then let him kiss the badge just as passionately as when he kisses a trophy that he wins with the club.

Of course fans can question Rooney’s motives behind a kiss, but it was simply symbolic of the affection and passion that the young striker has for both the club, which has made his career as a world star, and for the football fans who continue to cheer his name. He now has 11 goals in 10 appearances this season, as well as two assists, and a presence which benefits the team around him. Let him kiss the badge, let him win us games, and let the fans support him.

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18 Comments

  1. Andy Goss

    October 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

    It was over a year ago, GET OVER IT! Such a silly article

  2. Man

    October 20, 2011 at 9:44 am

    A bitter writer?

  3. Imran

    October 20, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Disgusting because you envy him. No one gives a F what you think , u are a nobody hoping to be somebody by making up this nonsense

  4. Jack

    October 20, 2011 at 10:20 am

    lol so because he wanted to leave that measn he doesnt love the club? are u serious

  5. Karthik

    October 20, 2011 at 10:25 am

    He never said he hated the club..he doubted the way things were turning out..CR7 left..and he almost single handedly took United thru the next season…he was well within his rights to ask for players to complement his sublime talent…

  6. Thom

    October 20, 2011 at 11:01 am

    This is a cheap attempt to stir things up.. ridiculous and pointless article.

  7. Ryan

    October 20, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Did anyone who commented ACTUALLY read the article or just the headline? :S in the article he’s pretty much defending Rooney kissing the badge, it’s other fans that have called it “disgusting” etc hence why the writer has put them in quotation marks, Jesus christ some people are idiots!!!

  8. Graham

    October 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

    What a load of Morons, the author is pointing out what the definition of kissing the badge means and supporting Rooneys actions. Can’t believe the comments on here.

  9. ChrisW

    October 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Who are these United fans who called Rooney’s actions “disgusting”. What was the exact quote and who said it?

  10. Roy

    October 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    This article is a load of CRAP!! It’s fictitious!! No Utd fans were quoted as calling Rooney’s badge kissing antics as “disgusting” (there you go I did it as well!! You see how that works? I put the word disgusting in qoutes as well, but it doesn’t give me the license to attribute the comments to others unless i provide REFERENCES!!!!)

  11. muf

    October 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    get a life you hater …. past is past

  12. RedScot

    October 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I have a feeling DBS football wont be on many United fans Christmas card list.
    Mind as you no doubt are a shandy drinking fairy, one never know’s. pmsl

  13. Andrew

    October 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Haha. Wow.
    And you actually wrote this thinking it was a good article.
    Idiot.
    I doubt even a Liverpool fan would agree with you.
    Horrible work. I would like to write an article on how bad your article is.

  14. RedScot

    October 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    @ Andrew thats like the physcotic stalker, he thinks he is following some 1. lmao

  15. GERRARD- A CHELSEA BOY.

    October 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

    NOT AS DISGUSTING AS TEVEZ KISSING THE CITY BADGE OR GERRARD KISSING THE LIVERPOOL BADGE.

  16. GERRARD- A CHELSEA BOY.

    October 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Not as disgusitng as tevez kissing the city badge or gerrard kissing the liverpool badge.

  17. Denise Williams

    October 22, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I would not call the kissing of the badge as digusting as I cannot really say it bothers me that much. What I would say however is I do not like this badge kissing from any player. The reason I dislike it is because it is cheap and tacky. Actually Michael Owen has wrote about it using similar terms. I do not really see the need for it as all we as football fans really want to see is the player giving their all for the club. These players who go around badge kissing have no more love for the club than players who don’t.

  18. amanda

    October 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

    all these pple who say disgustin tins abt man u n rooney r jst jealous n shld go a 2 hell.

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