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What Really Happened In Wayne Rooney’s Dog Kennels

by | 17th, August 2010

WAYNE Rooney has long been a figure of tabloid fun, a thing to dress up and mock to solicit a cheap laugh. No paper leads with this line better than the Sun, which recently enlarged its Rooney shtick to tell us that the player was lashing out £10,000 on underfloor heating for his dogs.

The Mail dutifully re-reported this fact.

…So it shouldn’t be surprising to their fans to hear the Manchester United footballer has splashed out £10,000 on underfloor heating in their dogs’ kennels.

Maybe it shouldn’t. But it came as news to Wayne Rooney. As the Sun now reports:

“In fact, there are no dog kennels at his home and thus no under floor heating has been installed. We apologise for the mistake.”

A mistake is saying the floor cost £10,000 when it cost £30,000. Something bigger is when the story has not a scrap of truth to it…



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