Rooney Avoids Further Punishment

23 March 2009 07:09
Wayne Rooney will not face any further disciplinary action following his red card at Fulham on Saturday, the FA have confirmed.[LNB]The Manchester United forward was sent off for two bookable offences during his side's 2-0 defeat and although he exchanged words with referee Phil Dowd after being shown red, the official has confirmed he was not sworn at by the player.[LNB]The FA will write to Rooney however to issue him with a formal warning about his conduct after he punched the corner flag while leaving the pitch.[LNB]An FA spokesman said: "We have clarified with Phil Dowd that there was no abuse from the player after he was dismissed.[LNB]"In relation to the incident when he punched the corner flag, the referee did not see that and we have written to Wayne Rooney reminding him of his responsibilities."[LNB]It means Rooney will only be suspended for one game, the Premier League visit of Aston Villa to Old Trafford on April 5.[LNB]

Source: Eurosport