It is obvious from the tape of the action in that England-Portugal match and it is clear he wanted to be Sent Off again in his Manchester United match against Porto a few weeks later.
(for some reason, the original Rooney-Porto Sent Off video on YouTube is no longer available, but this one is still there).
============================================= One of the effects of this action in the US congress to pbutt this Anti-Gambling law is that several of the flunkies who work directly or indirectly for those organizations on public forums like this one will soon have no job.
Dear John Shocker 637
John Shocked The linesman signals to the referee by putting the flag across his chest. The very fact that you've never seen this indicates that you don't watch a great deal of football...
And I butture you that people like that, once they are not being paid, are not going to want to waste their time talking to people they consider to be 'manipulable trash' on this or any other public forum spouting their gambling and-or Fantasy crap, without putting that dirty money in their pocket each week.
They will be off to another Hustle, like any other grifter. Get ready to see a few people on this newsgroup disappear.
=============================================== U.S. ban sparks Web gaming crisis POSTED: 6:19 a.m. EDT, October 2, 2006 LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Online gaming firms faced their biggest- ever crisis on Monday after U.S. Congress unexpectedly pbutted legislation to ban online gaming there, threatening jobs and hitting stocks by as much as 70 percent. Britain's PartyGaming Plc, operator of leading online poker site PartyPoker.com, and rivals Sportingbet and 888 Plc said they would likely pull out of the United States and warned on future profits. PartyGaming's shares fell 59 percent by 0725 GMT, while Sportingbet lost 64 percent, 888 was down 45 percent and gaming software provider Playtech fell 55 percent. Austria's bwin.com Interactive Entertainment fell as much as 22 percent in the first few minutes of trading. U.S. Congress unexpectedly approved a bill early on Saturday that would make it illegal for banks and credit-card companies to make payments to online gambling sites. The House of Representatives and Senate approved the measure and sent it to President George W. Bush to sign into law. Most analysts think his approval is certain. "We believe that this will have a very material impact on the long-term prospects of online gambling, and in particular poker," said analyst Julian Easthope at UBS. "This will lead to a rapid decline in the use of online poker sites." PartyGaming generates about 78 percent of its revenue from the United States, while Sportingbet gets about 62 percent there. PartyGaming said in a statement: "If the president signs the act into law, the company will suspend all real money gaming business with U.S. residents, and such suspension will continue indefinitely. "Any such suspension would also result in the group's financial performance falling significantly short of consensus forecasts for 2006 and 2007," it added. PartyGaming's smaller rival Sportingbet said the likely ban would hit trading, and said it had scrapped a planned merger with World Gaming as a result of the pbutting of the legislation. 888 Plc said the move would hit its results, but stressed it remained a profitable and viable business. Any ban would also hit payment-processors like Neteller Plc and Optimal Group's FireOne subsidiary. Neteller Plc said the legislation would have a "material adverse effect" on its U.S.-facing business. Copyright 2006 Reuters. =================================================