There was shock when the striker was charged yesterday and whilst opinion has been divided on the FA’s decision to do so, Rooney himself accepted the charge.
Although he accepeted, Rooney will contest the 2 game ban that comes with it that will see him miss games against Fulham and Man City in the FA Cup.
A statement on the FA’s website stated:
“Manchester United player Wayne Rooney has today admitted a charge for the use of offensive, insulting and / or abusive language.
“However, Rooney has submitted a claim that the automatic penalty of two games is clearly excessive. A commission will hear the submission on Wednesday.”
Rooney’s decision to contest the fine is risky as he could face a larger ban if his appeal is deemed frivolous.
He will have a hearing in London tomorrow.