Wayne Rooney launched a furious rant at the fourth official during DC United’s defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps in an apparent swipe at the standard of refereeing in the MLS.
And the Manchester United legend did not stop there, voicing his discontent over DC United’s travel plans on Twitter after the match.
Rooney will not have to put up with America’s top flight competition for much longer after agreeing to join Derby County in January, but in his first game since the move was announced, he couldn’t help but vent his frustrations.
After being substituted in the 72nd minute of the 1-0 defeat, the former England captain marched over to the fourth official and repeatedly shouted ‘every f***ing time’.
He then took to Twitter after the match to voice his outrage over DC United’s travel arrangements for their upcoming fixture against New York Red Bulls.
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Rather than the accustomed charter flights he was used to playing in England, the MLS primarily opt for commercial flights – making journeys a lot more hectic and time consuming.
Rooney tweeted: “Gutted about result last night. We deserved more. Looking forward to a 12 hour travel day which could be done in 6 but hey this is mls. We will get ready for red bulls Wednesday. #Charterflights #msl.”
The Derby-bound striker will be taking his first steps towards ending his playing career at Pride Park by joining the Championship club as a player-coach.
“The commercial opportunities this creates are widespread and significant,” Rams owner Mel Morris said, as quoted by The Times. “On the back of Wayne joining the club we have just been offered a record-breaking sponsorship deal with 32Red.”
Rooney will wear the the no.32 shirt at Pride Park as part of the deal with the online casino, a move which has received widespread criticism.