Wayne Rooney's history of trouble

Wayne Rooney is in the spotlight again after being sent off for England in their final Euro 2012 qualifying match in Macedonia.

Rooney celebrating his hat-trick...

Here, we look at a number of on-field indiscretions Rooney has been involved in.

2004

November: Substituted after 42 minutes of the Spain v England friendly in Madrid after a series of reckless fouls. Then swore at the bench before throwing the red armband worn in memory of the late Emlyn Hughes to the floor.

2005

September 7: Was a liability during England's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast. Involved in a first-half flare-up with Keith Gillespie before swearing at David Beckham and pushing Rio Ferdinand.

September 14: Sent off for sarcastically applauding the referee after being booked for unintentionally fouling an opponent during the Champions League game against Villarreal.

2006

July 1: Sent off in the World Cup quarter-final against Portugal after appearing to stamp on the groin of Ricardo Carvalho and then push Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

August 4: Sent off in an Amsterdam Tournament match against Porto after hitting defender Pepe with an elbow. He was punished with a three-match ban by the FA.

2008

October: On a return to Goodison Park, Rooney kissed the Manchester United badge on his shirt, a gesture aimed in the direction of irate Everton fans. After being booked, Rooney was substituted by Sir Alex Ferguson.

2009

March: A frustrated Rooney threw the ball away to earn a second booking as United went down 2-0 at Fulham. Rooney unleashed a volley of abuse at referee Phil Dowd before taking a swing at the corner flag as he left the pitch.

2010

June 7: In England's final World Cup warm-up game against Platinum Stars, Rooney was accused of swearing at the referee. He apologised after the game and offered the official his shirt.

June 18: Said "nice to see your home fans boo you" to TV cameras after England's disappointing goalless draw with Algeria at the World Cup.

2011

February 26: Caught Wigan's James McCarthy with an elbow during Manchester United's 4-0 win at the DW Stadium. Latics manager Roberto Martinez said Rooney should have been sent off, but the England striker controversially escaped sanction after referee Mark Clattenburg told the Football Association that he had seen the incident.

April 4: Swears into a television camera following the completion of his hat-trick during United's 4-2 win at West Ham. Charged by the FA with "use of offensive, insulting and/or abusive language" and misses the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City.

October 7: With England 2-1 ahead in Montenegro, Rooney needlessly hacks at Miodrag Dzudovic and is shown a red card, becoming only the second England player - after David Beckham - to be sent off twice. It means he will miss the start of the Euro 2012 finals campaign. The match finishes 2-2.



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