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Wayne Rooney arrested for being drunk and swearing in public in US

Wayne Rooney was arrested on public intoxication and swearing charges in the US before Christmas.

The former Manchester United player, who now plays for US team DC United, was charged on 16 December.

According to Virginia court records, Rooney was fined £25 and had to pay £91 costs.

Rooney, who was 15-months into a drink-driving ban in the UK, was released without bail in the US.

In 2018, the former England captain began a three-and-a-half year contract with MLS team DC United.

Wayne Rooney was fined. Pic: Loudoun General Disctrict Court

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Wayne Rooney was fined. Pic: Loudoun General Disctrict Court

Rooney is being paid something in the region of £46m for his multi-year deal, making him one of the highest-paid players in the league’s history.

In September 2017, the footballer was arrested by Cheshire police after being caught driving over the drink-drive limit.

He was been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was nearly three times over the limit when he was pulled over by police at 2.10am on 1 September, 2017.

After he was banned from driving in the UK, he tweeted an apology to his family and fans.

He said: “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.

“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.

“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”

The day before Rooney was arrested in America, the star tweeted a picture of himself in Saudi Arabia and wrote that he was having “an unbelievable day at Riyadh Formula E Saudi Arabia Grand”.

Speaking to Sky News last August upon his arrival to the US, he said he was relieved not a recognisable face in America.

He said: “I’ve had it in England since I was 16 and I’m sure if you speak to anyone I’m close with, family and friends, it’s not something I particularly like. Here it’s a bit more relaxed.

“It’s good to spend time with the kids, not stopping all the time, having to do pictures and autographs all the time… and just give them the attention they need.”

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EPL: Mohamed Salah in shock Liverpool exit after heated discussion with Klopp

Liverpool star man, Mohamed Salah has made a shock request to leave the club, according to AS.
The Egyptian has reportedly told Liverpool he wants to leave after heated discussion with manager, Jurgen Klopp.
Salah has become a hero at the club since joining them nearly two years ago.

However, Spanish outlet AS, reports that the player is now determined to force his way out of the club this summer.

According to the report, Salah has asked the club to sanction his sale at the end of the season.

The paper said this decision comes as a result of a series of heated discussions with Klopp.

The Egyptian is even willing to hand in a transfer request to force through a move.

Salah penned a new bumper five-year contract with the Reds last summer on the back of a record-breaking season at the club.

Salah scored last night as Liverpool defeated Porto 4-1 and book their place in a successive Champions League semi-final.

Liverpool will be hoping on the player as they face Lionel Messi and his Barcelona side in the semi-finals of the competition later this month.

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Champions League: What Cristiano Ronaldo told mother after Ajax defeated Juventus 2-1

Maria Dolores Aveiro, the mother to Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed what her son told her after Max Allegri’s side crashed out of the Champions League to Ajax on Tuesday night.

Ajax defeated the Italian giants 2-1 away in Turin and ended the Serie A team’s dreams of winning the Champions League in Ronaldo’s first season at the club.

Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt scored from a header from the corner in the 67th minute to give the Dutch side a 3-2 aggregate win.

Maria Dolores Aveiro said Ronaldo told her that he doesn’t work “miracles” after Juventus’ defeat to Ajax, adding that the former Real Madrid star wanted to play in the Champions League final this season.

“He [Ronaldo] was sad, he wanted to go to the final,” Maria Dolores Aveiro was quoted by A Bola as saying.

“He will try for the next one.

“What did he say to me? ‘Mum, I don’t work miracles…’”

Juventus will now tackle Fiorentina in their next fixture in the Serie A on Saturday.

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What Ambode said after receiving UEFA Champions league trophy

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday received the UEFA Champions League Trophy at the Government House at Alausa, Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trophy was presented by the championship Ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyo.

Puyol, a three-time Champions League winner, is in Nigeria on a three-day visit to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour to bring the tournament closer to the fans.

Ambode, who was represented by the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, also received Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, who was part of the delegation.

The trophy tour was organised by the Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Ambode lauded the organisers of the tour for considering Lagos as one of the states to visit.

He said the development was particularly gratifying more so that the synergy between sports and entertainment as well as tourism had been massively played up in the last four years.

Ambode also lauded the contribution of Puyol and Okocha to the development of the round leather game in Nigeria and worldwide, saying they deserved to be appreciated and celebrated.

“I must say I am very pleased with the organisers of this Trophy tour for deeming it fit to take the UEFA Champions League Cup to Lagos.

“We are particularly excited because our administration has focused on the synergy between sports, tourism, entertainment and the arts among others and the people can see the positive effects of our efforts in that regard.

“We are pleased to also welcome Barcelona FC and Champions League legend, Carles Puyol to Lagos, as well as our legend, Jay-Jay Okocha.

“Many of us underrate this legend that we have and just yesterday, I understand Puyol had a very difficult time on the field of play in Uyo when Jay-Jay had to give him a few tricks.

“Unfortunately, Jay-Jay did not get to play for Barcelona; he would have lifted the Champions League but I must say we appreciate what Okocha has done for Nigerian football.

“If you have a player that is sometimes compared to Messi, Maradona and spoken about in the same breath, then we know we have a star in our midst and so, I like to thank Jay-Jay for his contributions to football,” Ambode said.

He said that in order to ensure a successful Trophy Tour, the relevant security and government agencies had been contacted to ensure its success.

While wishing the team a successful tour in Nigeria, Ambode said the state government would be glad to receive the trophy back in the state in the nearest future.

He also assured that the government remained committed to making Lagos the sports hub not just in Africa but the entire world.

Mr Jordi Borrut Bel, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Breweries Plc, thanked Ambode for receiving the team.

He said that as part of the tour, there would be a road show from Maryland Bus Stop to Ikeja City Mall, among other activities.

He commended the governor for his well-thought out policies and projects in all sectors and sections of the state and for creating enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.

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