Wayne Rooney Responds To Sun’s Story Saying He Took A ‘Mystery Woman’ Back To Team Hotel
Wayne Rooney has slammed the Sun for running a story accusing him of bringing a 'mystery woman' back to his team hotel.
The 33-year-old ex-Manchester United and Everton striker was pictured in the publication getting into a hotel 'with a brunette at 5.30am after seven hours' partying.'
But Rooney has released a statement
on Twitter to call out the Sun and refute the claims made against him.
He said in the statement: "The Sun this week ran a front page story making it look like I took a girl back to my team hotel.
"They know that it's not true and that I did not. They are using mine and my family's name to sell papers.
"Nothing happened between me and any girl on that night in Vancouver. I did not enter the lift alone with the girl pictured in the hotel foyer.
"The girl pictured in the club was simply one of many who innocently asked for autographs and pictures.
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"The photographs published by The Sun were taken by a freelance photographer who follow me and team mates to take long range shots, without our knowledge or permission.
"The pictures sold to the newspaper were selected and edited to create a sensational and completely untrue story about me.
"This whole story was a smear against me. It is damaging to my family and not something I am prepared to put up with."
Rooney, who has been married to Coleen since 2008, went with his teammates for a dinner at a cafe before they went to the Granville district.
The Sun's original report claims that the former England captain partied it up with his teammates in a VIP area of the Twelve West nightclub.
United and the Three Lions' all-time record scorer is set to return to England after agreeing to become a player-coach for Derby County from January 2020.
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