Video: 5 Live Caller Hammers Journalist Over Press Treatment of Wayne Rooney

Video: 5 Live Caller Hammers Journalist Over Press Treatment of Wayne Rooney

A BBC Radio 5 Live caller hammered a journalist over the press treatment of Wayne Rooney this week.

The Manchester United attacker is at the centre of a big story after being pictured drunk at a wedding while on international duty with England this week.

The story appears to have split opinion, with some criticising Rooney for the pictures while other defend him for being human.

But the line of The Sun’s coverage of Rooney’s drinking suggests they don’t agree with it – so that made their reporter Neil Ashton a prime target for abuse when he appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live earlier this week.

One caller decided to get in touch to give his opinion to Ashton, Mark Pougatch and Matthew Upson – and he does a good job summing up the view of a lot of football fans:

Rooney had to apologise for his behaviour and the FA have now launched an investigation into it.

But he’s still the England captain and played a big part in their victory over Scotland at Wembley just days before.

What’s your view – is this all an overreaction?

Let us know in the comments below..

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