Date: 11th December 2008 at 5:33pm
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UEFA will study video evidence of Rooney’s behaviour during the 2-2 draw against Aalborg on Wednesday night, particularly the incident when he stamped on Kasper Risgard.

The Danish player accused our second goal’s scorer that he deliberately stamped on to his chest and stressed that this left big marks on his body.

Well, Rooney shouldn’t be punished. If you actually watch the footage, you’ll see that he was just stumbling in the midst of several players and accidentally stamped on the guy who was lying on the ground right there. If UEFA has any common sense… and that’s where it falls down of course. Though I still hope that those in charge of disciplinary proceedings are more knowledgeable and intelligent than the president of the organisation… we’ll see.

And anyway, the visitors’ behaviour should also be noted: they clearly took the field with the intent of getting Rooney sent off. His marker provoked him all night, clearly hoping that Rooney’s temper would get the better of him – and he was boiling all right but done nothing wrong, indeed, played very well.