Wayne Rooney is the latest athlete to unleash all hell on Twitter. Surprisingly, unlike reformed Tweeter Reggie Bush, it's not against his team, Manchester United, but against a fan.
A fan tweeted:
Rooney ya fat whore ill smash ya head in with a pitchin wedge an bury ya with a ballast fork ya fat ugly lil nonse.
(Amazing.) To which Rooney responded:
I will put u asleep within 10 seconds hope u turn up if u don't gonna tell everyone ur scared u little nit. I'll be waiting.
This is so ... British. Not civilized, tea and crumpets British, but beer drinkin', jersey-wearing, futbol-lovin' British. And, Rooney, save it for the field.
The "fan" did accept Rooney's challenge, though, responding with the Tweet:
I'll be down tomorrow in my twin turbo nissan micra.
Then other Twitter users started getting involved, and Rooney just ended the whole thing by eloquently Tweeting:
Haha bit of banter and people go nuts chill all people.
Athletes need to just stop doing ... everything. Except playing sports. They need to stop drinking. They need to stop drugging. They need to stop cheating. And they need to stop Tweeting! Did you learn nothing from Reggie Bush? Wait two seconds before you Tweet. You're getting into a full-blown fight with another person online. That's not very sporty. That's not very manly. That's actually super geeky.
And not to be stereotypical or anything here, but you guys also aren't exactly the wordsmiths of the world. So not only does telling some idiot fan that you're going to "put him asleep" make you sound like you're overcompensating for something, saying "chill all people" makes you sound dumb.
You're a great soccer player and a very rich man, Wayne Rooney. But do the world a favor, stay off the Twitters.
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