Football is known for its feisty, natural and frequent display of colorful language. It is quite a regular sight; players annoyed with the referee for a decision not gone their way, for a player’s failure to pass or score and so on.
While it might be harmful to young children who regularly watch games seeing their heroes let their tongues loose, it is quite a hilarious sight to mature viewers when players are caught talking dirty on camera.
Wayne Rooney is a regular at foul mouthing and is never afraid to let a teammate or a referee know exactly how he feels. He even swore directly at the camera back in 2011, after scoring a hat-trick to seal a comeback win against West Ham. As a result, he was subsequently banned by the FA for two games, which included an FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City, which United went on to lose.
However, while Rooney was dropped to the bench, there was no escape for referee Mike Dean this week in Leicester City’s 4-1 defeat to United at Old Trafford, as another English striker, Jamie Vardy, gave him an earful.
Vardy was enraged that a particular challenge with a United player was given as a foul in the Red Devils favour, and in return, he let fly, calling Dean a “f***ing bald c**t”.
The striker could have been sent off, as a new rule has been implemented to protect referees from the abuse they receive from players during a match which allows the referee to show the player a straight red card.
He managed to escape punishment, but was still hauled off at half time by manager Claudio Ranieri as his side conceded four goals in the first half.