In a harsh sentence handed down today for drink-driving, Wayne Rooney was ordered to help those less fortunate in society and received 100 hours of community service to be served playing up front for Everton. It’s a big come-down for the former England skipper, although he will be relieved he has been allowed to keep his b*llocks by wife Coleen.
Rooney expressed his remorse at being caught drink-driving and promised that next time he did it, he would try his very best not to get caught.
Prosecutors had been pushing for a harsher punishment to send out a strong signal and asked the Judge to transfer him to Crystal Palace, but the Judge declined feeling that would amount to ’cruel and unusual’ punishment. He felt nearly two seasons of playing for the Toffees was harsh enough as it was. Passing sentence, the Judge noted: ’90 minutes of solitary confinement up front every Saturday for Everton, forced to live off modest scraps, will give him plenty of time to reflect on what he has lost’.