You sound like a real patriot. So what do you think about Rooney selling out his country for bribes, by having himself Sent Off on purpose so his team, his Country England, would lose the World Cup 2006 quarterfinal against Portugal ?
=============================================== For Organized Crime Gambling division to gain control of a wealthy soccer player like Rooney, they would more likely be bribing him with Undetectable Steroids and Human Growth Hormone. The push of C. Ronaldo by Wayne Rooney in the following tape is simply incredible.
There is no way that a professional soccer player pushes an opposing player like that in the chest, right in front of the Referee, right during the moment the referee is deciding whether the alleged stomp on Carvalho by Rooney was intentional or unintentional.
There is Organized Crime Gambling division corruption at work here. This referee is also corrupt. He is the same referee who fixed the World Cup Final 2006 France-Italy by: 1) not sending off Cannavaro in the 1st minute for Shoulder Butt KO of Thierry Henry,
2) not sending off Materazzi in the 6th minute for a clear trip foul on the Malouda breakaway to goal, which is a Red card by explicit FIFA rule,
3) not awarding the 2nd penalty in the 53rd minute in which Zambrotta trips Malouda,
4) sending off Zidane on a harmless defensive headbutt on Materazzi's chest bone when Materazzi threatened to run Zidane over, after consulting linesmen, which he refused to do in the 3 previous failures to act.
5) The referees in the World Cup Finals 2006 tournament fixed the event for Italy. If not for the following unfounded penalty with literally seconds remaining in this quarterfinal, Italy would never have even made it anywhere near the World Cup Final 2006. Once a defensive player is down and acquires a stationary position on the field, he has a right to that spot, and if the attacker dribbles into him, that is his fault.
6) There is no way such a mild tap on the as Beckham gave to Simeone in the England-Argentina quarterfinal in the 1998 World Cup Finals tournament could result in a Red Card. Watching this in the US, which at the time was not seeing a lot of world soccer, I was amazed that the UK press did not attack this referee for ruining this match and Deciding its result unnecessarily.
Sports Betting and the corruption that surrounds it in the UK and around the world is corrupting World Soccer.