A shocking week for football: Rooney, Cole, Balotelli and Fergie

04 March 2011 02:02
Unprovoked and off the ball, Wayne Rooney smashes Wigan's James McCarthy in the head with his elbow.

Revelations surface that Ashley Cole shot a 21-year-old intern with an air rifle after training.

Elbow room: Rooney clashes with McCarthy in United's win over Wigan at the weekend

Sportsmail headline condemns the FA for taking no action and allowing the controversial pair to play on.

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli escapes with a yellow card for elbowing Aston Villa's Chris Herd in the face.

Flashpoint: Mario Balotelli (45) receives a yellow card from referee Mark Clattenburg (fourth left) after a challenge on Aston Villa's Chris Herd (floored)

Sir Alex Ferguson is charged for his comments after the Chelsea defeat and bans himself from talking to MUTV.

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Source: Daily_Mail