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Manchester United: Cheryl Cole and Adele can’t save fat Wayne Rooney from the Sun’s trolls

by | 18th, September 2013

WAYNE Rooney has now scored 200 goals for Manchester United. Stella stuff from the best English footballer. So. How does the Sun report on that news?

The Telegraph goes for a soaring Rooney, arms outspread and smiling:

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The Star and Mail show Rooney looking delighted:

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The Mirror has Rooney punching the air like a champion:

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And the Sun? Well, it uses a picture of Rooney sticking his stomach forward and the headline “TWO TON ROO”.

Why does the Sun think taking the piss out of England’s best player’s looks is fine?

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Previously the Sun has portrayed Rooney as a fat idiot:

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This is the same Sun that hates- just hates – online trolls who “bully” people about their weight. You can read the Sun stories:

Cyber-bullied stars: The celebrity victims of vile online abuse

Another offensive message – which read: “Adele was pregnant? I thought she was fat” – was retweeted hundreds of times.

And Cheryl Cole spoke out:

The pop beauty joined the swell of celebrities speaking out about trolls last year, revealing she’d been at the receiving end of some hurtful abuse on Twitter and Facebook.

She said she’d faced several years of cruel taunts online – but expressed a level of sympathy for those firing off the mean messages.

Cheryl told a magazine: “In the last few years, I’ve been bullied on Facebook and Twitter. It’s evil and very public.

“People judge my appearance and hair, and say that I look fat.

“I want to help these young people because I know how it feels to come out on the other side and be someone who achieves.”

So. Why is it okay for the Sun to make fun of Rooney’s body?



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