Wayne Rooney shown straight red card in DC United defeat

Wayne Rooney is SENT OFF for DC United as he loses his temper for the second time in a week with VAR catching him slamming an opponent in the face days after his ‘every f***ing game’ rant at referees

  • Wayne Rooney was shown a straight red card during his latest MLS appearance
  • The former England captain was sent off after a VAR review following a corner 
  • Footage showed Rooney catching Venezuelan Cristian Casseres with his forearm

Wayne Rooney’s American odyssey took another turn on Wednesday evening when he was shown a straight red card during DC United’s defeat by New York Red Bulls.

The former England captain was given his marching orders in just the 24th minute when VAR intervened following a corner kick.

Footage was reviewed by the referee following a coming together between the 33-year-old and Venezuelan midfielder Cristian Casseres, who was left in a heap in the United penalty area.

Wayne Rooney was sent off on his latest appearance for DC United against New York Red Bulls

The former England captain was caught by VAR thrusting his forearm into a Red Bulls player

Venezuelan Cristian Casseres was left in a crumpled heap inside the United area after the clash

Referee Ismail Elfath reviewed the footage on one of the big screens inside Audi Field and subsequently reached for his red card, indicating to one of Rooney’s team-mates that Rooney had intentionally thrust his arm towards Casseres’s head.

It’s the second red card of Rooney’s DC United career, after he was shown a red card during the defeat by LA FC in April.

On that occasion, VAR was also used for the sending off, Rooney originally shown a yellow card before the official was urged to review his initial decision.  

In Rooney’s absence, United went on to lose an ill-tempered game 2-1, with Amro Tarek also receiving his marching orders following a second bookable offence before the break. 

It is the second flash point involving the former Manchester United star since he announced his decision to quit the MLS at the end of the current season.

Referee Ismail Elfath reaches into his pocket and pulls out the red card to show to Rooney

The referee indicates to one of the striker’s team-mates why he has sent-off the 33-year-old

Rooney makes his way off the pitch, the second red card he has received since his US move

Rooney was involved in a foul-mouth outburst last week during United’s defeat by Vancouver Whitecaps, where he screamed at one of the officials on the side of the pitch.

Substituted during the game, he could be seen getting into the official’s face before repeating ‘every f***ing game’ as he left the pitch. 

He also posted a message on Twitter complaining about the travel schedule undertaken by the players in the USA. 

Rooney shouted ‘every f***ing game,’ in an official’s face during DC United’s last outing

Rooney is set to join Derby County in a player-coach role in January. 

However, the move has come under fire, with betting company 32Red part-subsidising it. 

The striker will wear the number 32 on the back of his top, a move that was described as a ‘very craft move’ by sports minister Nigel Adams.

Other MPs, NHS Physhologists and the Church of England have all spoken out against the partnership.  

Rooney’s impending move to Derby in January has received fierce criticisms from some parts

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