Monday, December 15, 2008

Africa News Today - Wayne Rooney cleared after stamping accusations

Kasper Risgard complained that Rooney had left stud marks on his chest

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Kasper Risgard complained that Rooney had left stud marks on his chest

Wayne Rooney will not face disciplinary action from Uefa after he was accused of stamping on an opponent during the 2-2 Champions League draw with Aalborg last week.

The Manchester United striker has escaped punishment after Uefa studied video evidence of the incident. Kasper Risgard, the Aalborg midfield player, complained that he had Rooney's stud marks on his chest after an ugly tangle with the United forward four minutes before half-time. Rooney escaped punishment from Laurent Duhamel, the French referee but Uefa's control and disciplinary body said they would look into the incident using video evidence.

However, after reviewing the challenge Uefa insist Rooney will not face punishment.

"Uefa will not open any disciplinary proceedings against Wayne Rooney," a statement read.

Had Rooney been found guilty, he could have been suspended for at least the first leg of the first knockout round when the Champions League resumes in February.


timesonline.co.uk

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