Wayne Rooney was absolutely furious with Sam Allardyce after being substituted in this afternoon’s Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park, and it seems a lot of Toffees supporters are sticking by the ex-England captain.
Rooney was given the nod to start in midfield earlier today in the showdown against Everton’s bitter city rivals Liverpool, but his appearance lasted just 55 minutes, before Allardyce decided to replace him with Idrissa Gana Gueye.
As Rooney headed off the pitch, he snubbed his manager’s attempt at a handshake, before snatching his subs jacket and mouthing a few angry words under his breath:
— SFR Sport (@SFR_Sport) April 7, 2018
At 32, everybody knows Rooney’s better days are well and truly behind him, and he’ll know himself that he’s going to be subbed a lot more often as he gets older.
But today’s events seem to have won the backing of the club’s supporters – or, a whole lot of them, at least:
And I also cannot believe big Sam took Rooney off at 55 mins, the only one on the pitch putting in any sort of effort 😂😂😂😂
— Tom Mckenzie (@TomMckenzie93) April 7, 2018
You have to marvel at Rooney looking finished and Everton looking ten times worse after he goes off
— ray (@vinfox) April 7, 2018
Davies and Bolasie have been piss poor but Everton's fat fart manager decided to take off Wayne Rooney. Lol. Hope they lose now! #EVELIV
— Rizwan Saeed (@iRizwanSaeed) April 7, 2018
Tom Davies should have been off before Rooney IMO. Games passing him by and his passing has been terrible.
— Andy Hayburn (@Hayburn) April 7, 2018
Rooney deserves to finish games.
— The Insatiable. (@HeIsGeoff) April 7, 2018
Don't understand why Rooney isn't still on the pitch. Not convinced that he's done. In a game that only locals truly understand, I'd want him involved. He's still better than the majority of their players. Then again, so am I 😂
— Duncan Oldham (@DuncanOldham) April 7, 2018
They should have moved Rooney to the centre not taken him off?
— Adam Sullivan (@AdamSul28767270) April 7, 2018
A bad a derby as I’ve seen! Can tell Liverpool have other things on their mind but even if Everton nick this it must be awful playing for them, Rooney’s reaction says it all Allardyce is murder. #hoofit #longball #EVELIV
— Craig Tibbits (@Twotoes3281) April 7, 2018
What do you think of the situation? Should Rooney have been a bit more patient than he was?