Wayne Rooney get straight red card for striking rival in the face as MLS spell threatens to end in disgrace for the Derby-bound striker
WAYNE ROONEY was shown a straight red for striking a player in the face – just days after launching an X-rated blast in the face of an official.
Manchester United and England legend Rooney’s MLS spell is threatening to end in disgrace ahead of his move to Derby as a player-coach in January.
The 33-year-old’s latest shocking episode came in the 2-1 defeat to New York Red Bulls last night.
As the ball comes in, Rooney appears to deliberately bash his elbow into the face of Casseres, who immediately falls to the floor in agony.
Rooney runs off oblivious to his stricken opponent before play is stopped by referee Ismail Elfath.
Medics rush on to treat Casseres, who is checked for signs of concussion, while the official watches the incident back on a TV screen.
After consulting with the VAR, Elfath runs back on to the pitch and brandishes the red to Rooney, who hardly looks shocked.
Rooney remonstrates with the ref but Elfath just keeps raising his elbow to indicate what he saw.
Forward Rooney storms off, with his latest shameful incident coming just three days after his furious rant at an official.
He marched straight towards the fourth official and repeatedly shouted “Every f***ing game” before eventually heading to the bench.
Rooney revealed he lost it with the official after becoming frustrated with the standard of refereeing in the MLS.
He said: “I have my opinions of the referees.
“It’s not very good. I feel they need to improve the game.
“That’s my opinion, and I feel like I’m entitled to my opinion. I said a couple of weeks ago, I got kicked, and the referees do nothing.
“All I’m asking for is a bit of protection. It’d be nice if Howard Webb (General Manager of the Professional Referee Organization) could come to the training ground, and let us speak to him over it.