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His Better Self

by | 10th, April 2006

‘KNOWING that England football hero Wayne Rooney has his brains firmly laced up in his boots we fear the worst when we hear that the young striker has been inducted into the team’s betting school.

A poker face

And our fears are confounded when we read that between September last year and February he ran up gambling debts of £700,000.

But this is no big deal. As former England player Chris Waddle reminds us in the Sun, La Roon earns £100,000 a week (falling to £60,000 in the Star), and his bets are “no different to the average bloke putting £10 on a horse”.

Only there is a difference of around about £699,990. But Waddle says it’s not as if Rooney has dabbled in drink and drugs, as other players have. Waddle thinks that would have been worse.

Perhaps. But surely no one vice is better than another. And while we wonder how we would feel if Rooney

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