Superintendent Mark Payne, responsible for managing responses to crime and operations in Wolverhampton, said his officers would face more Rooneys in the city centre this weekend and 'no doubt somebody will be injured in some meaningless fight'.
The Manchester United and England striker must serve a two-match suspension for his four-letter outburst to TV cameras at West Ham on Saturday.
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'If Rooney had behaved like that in Wolverhampton on Saturday night, I would have expected my officers to lock him up,' Mr Payne said.
'People in positions of influence have an obligation to behave like human beings. It is not a lot to ask.'
Writing on his blog on policing, Mr Payne went on: 'I have seen a thousand Rooneys, and I am sure most police officers will have.
'The same aggressive stance, the bulging eyes, the foul-mouthed rant, fists clenched, surrounded by his mates, all cheering him on.
'I have seen this on Friday and Saturday nights, as young men (and more often young ladies) engage in a 'good night out'.
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'I have seen people argue over almost every kind of nonsense you could imagine. "He stole my place in the taxi queue", "he looked at my girlfriend", "he is from the wrong estate", "I didn't like the look of him".'
The senior officer with the UK's second largest force added that while Rooney had 'offered some form of apology what he won't be able to do is alter the impression that he has left in the eyes of the watching youngsters.
'It is OK to insult and abuse, it is OK to react with ridiculous aggression to perceived slights or provocation, it is excusable because it is the heat of the moment,' he said.
'My officers will face more Rooneys over the weekend, no doubt somebody will be injured in some meaningless fight. An officer will have to go and tell a parent that their son or daughter is in hospital as a result.'
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