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Wayne Rooney Tells Didier Drogba To Cut Out Play-Acting – Hypocrite?

Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney joined in the calls for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to stop the play-acting and stay on his feet after his display vs Barcelona

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney joined in the calls for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to stop the play-acting and stay on his feet.

Drogba was in action on Wednesday night for the Blues during a stunning 1-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi final. The Ivorian showed the good side of his game by netting the vital winner just before half time, and the powerful forward was a threat on the rare occasion Chelsea put an attack together.

However, his performance was marred by a series of over-the-top falls and amateur dramatics which drew criticism from all corners of the footballing world, including United striker Wayne Rooney.

During the game, Rooney took to his official Twitter account to say “Drogba. Your a good player but pls get up.”

Rooney tweet

Rooney then drew criticism himself for being a hypocrite, after some Twitter followers replied reminding Rooney that his Man Utd team-mate Ashley Young could also do with staying on his feet at times.

What do you think, is Rooney right for telling Drogba to stay on his feet? Or has he no place to hand out advice given the fact his own team mates are under scrutiny for diving? Get involved in the comments section….



  1. Kelly

    April 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Rooney why not telling us how man u have cheating other clubs to win premier league title. How many penalty have been awarded to ur club. How many unfair red card have ben given to players, just to favor u guy. Man u and rooney should stop cheating and stop critize chelsea player Drogba

  2. Ian S

    April 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Really? Rooney is actually saying that? Sure, he is always staying on his feet! Ask Portsmouth s supporters about it, they ll know…

  3. Adewale

    April 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Rooney stop these critise,Can please tell the world.How many unfair penalty you guys have been give?please stop cheating and stop critize other player.Drogba better than you ROONEY….


    April 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Rooney stop insulting ur dignity u are not better than didi.

  5. dotman

    April 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    i think i ve to back up wayne rooney 4 that comment,is just the simple truth.morover,wayne is not saying drogba is not gud,but he should try and be on his feet at least 4 once.up man u

  6. dotman

    April 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    i think i ve to back up wayne rooney 4 that comment,is just the simple truth.morover,wayne is not saying drogba is not gud,but he should try and be on his feet at least 4 once.up man u.wayne is far better than drogba.

    • Bode fatoye

      April 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      U guys of man united fans pls stop sentiment why is dat u guys are critised didier that rooney is better him why,if u don’t know what to says u better keep quiet

  7. Olagunju Adekunle

    April 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    It is better you don’t say anything than disgracing youself.

  8. Olagunju Adekunle

    April 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    It is better you don’t say anything than disgracing youself. D.D is better than you.

  9. joe

    April 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Drogba did what players do and I have to applaud him for it. On another day Barca would have not minded one bit if one of their own players had won more free kicks and broken up play more than anyone else on the pitch. Rooney, meh, who cares. He has, and will again, dived when his team needed it. It is part of the modern game and anyone who doesn’t take advantage is at a disadvantage. Sad, in fact very sad for football, but true.

  10. Danbiod

    April 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Wow!its nice to hear Ronnie say that. He’s right though but that is part of the plan to stop Barcelona. Ask him if falling the way Drog did against them to earn a victory is what’s needed to beat Barcelona last season. Wouldn’t he had fallen more? Lol.

  11. Mike Kama

    April 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Drogba did more in that match than Rooney ever has done against Barcelona! They didn’t know what to do with Didier Drogba! He outshone Busquest in Diving and breaking up play, dominated masher’red card’rano and that geezer Puyol! And even gave messi a hard time! Brilliant play from Didier Drogba! One shot on target one goal, the whole Barcelona team had 6 shots on target and had nothing to show for it! Drogba showed that in the end whether possession is 0-101 or 70-30 or 50-50, GOALS are what matter, those other stupid stats are for graphics specialists to have a chance to show off their little tricks! DROGBAAAAA!

  12. Chainar

    April 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Rooney stop advice DD cos ur club is d most shit in England pls leave n let him live

  13. Ife Olumide Chelsea

    April 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Rooney if someone has to say that, not you chelsea is not like man u that has a cheating ref like webb so mind your own business. Drogba did well yesterday. Remember when your club and barcelona played last year they beat you blue black, chelsea is not a cheating team like man u . Up chelsea up drogba.

  14. Chima

    April 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Ronnie continue crying because u are not opportune to play such glorious games.DRO DRO DRUG GBA

  15. Jones Appiah Nyanor

    April 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Rooney is Right

  16. Jones Appiah Nyanor

    April 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Chelsea fans cant compare Drogba to Rooney.Bcose Rooney is better than Drogba

    • dick

      April 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      we cant compare him yea,because its not worth comparing.We can compare rooney to jelavic though,or demba.Hes in their rank.

  17. Eyoh

    April 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Rooney is nthing but a jealous ftballer,what manu playerz drim imposible we d chelsea playerz drm possible,rooney if u think u are better than drogba,whr ar u in championz league 2dae?even group stage u guys wer nt able 2 survive,if u tink u ar gud whr wer u wen athletico bilbao beat u guys home n away?..whr wer u wen barcelona won u guys 3_1 at wembly stadium?whr wer u wen benfica deny u guys 4rom d knock out stage?ansa me o,

  18. dick

    April 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    “you´re” learn grammar first

  19. olayemi

    April 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    rooney, stop criticizing drogba okay, he is better than you, you are jealous of him because he scored a vital goal against barca, rooney is a diver, maybe one day rooney and ashley young will join jet-li in his diving movie, i am out here crying baby rooney up chelsea

  20. dick

    April 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    id have dider in my team instead rooney ANYDAY.

  21. Rexyrocks

    April 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    They don’t just get penalties to win titles, but they win possession, fouls, tackles..I mean u really got to be good in everything to get suck it up pips

  22. niraj

    April 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Rooney is jealous becoz drogba can score against barca while he cant, chelsea can beat barca while manu cant, chelsea are in semifinal while manu arent and finally drogba is the best while he isnt.

  23. Ife Olumide Chelsea

    April 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Rooney or rude boy have you seen the insult you deserve just try to think before you talk another day.

  24. Jor

    April 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Hahaha you say Rooney can’t score against barca look at the final last year you twat learn football then come back 😉

  25. Dauda saeed

    April 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I think Rooney should mind his own business n stop talking about Drogba. Give dat fokin advice to ya team mate(Ashley Young n Nani)

  26. Nicholas Cage

    April 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    sorry to say this,once you are under Ferguson you will be Hypocrite and selfish

  27. ahmed

    April 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    hahahhaha they will craying when u playing nou camp

  28. Lucky

    April 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Simply tell this BARE head to keep quiet and focused on his team. He is invariable telling the whole world that he is not happy about our progress in champions league because they have been booted out like a pack of Beans. What a shame on ROONEY OR RONDO for making such comment. Everybody knows that MAN U have alot of favour when it comes to Premier league, come to think of it, himself is a great diver, ASHLEY YOUNG, WELBECK OR WELLBACK anyone, infact, all of them are divers so you guys should better resign from football and give swimming a trier.


    April 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Rooney pls leave Drogba and mind yourself, Drogba and chelsea has done what you and Man U could not achieve. Drogba is better than you as a player.

  30. Julius

    April 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Hey rooney, u beta watch f**king mouth, u r jst jealous of chelsea, u beta warn ur teammate ashley young who dive more dan olympic swimmerz, up chelsea!!!!.

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