Wayne Rooney has been the story of the past 24 hours or so. If you’ve been living under a rock, the Manchester United and England skipper will be benched for tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Slovenia, with stand-in manager Gareth Southgate having made the bold call to drop the nation’s misfiring striker/midfielder/who knows anymore.
Although a huge section of supporters and many pundits have been calling for Rooney to be removed from the limelight, the reaction has revealed that there remains a divide in terms of ‘Wazza’, with swathes of people having come out in defence of the 30-year-old now.
One man to wade into the saga is John Terry, a man who knows a thing or two about England controversy. He took to Instagram to post this message…
Wayne Rooney England’s highest record goalscorer in the history of our game. Soon to be the most capped player our great country has ever produced. One of the very best players I have seen and had the pleasure playing with in my lifetime and a man who has given everything for England. An absolute LEGEND at Everton,Man Utd,England and world football. We should all show more respect to this great player and man. Let’s all get behind Wayne and the England team tomorrow. @waynerooney
Fair play to Terry. The Chelsea defender gets a hard time for his off-field persona, but he’s shown a real level of heart with his latest social media move.