FA ignore Wayne Rooney’s appeal and two match suspension stands

Wayne Rooney will now miss Manchester United's games versus Fulham and Manchester CityWayne Rooney has had his appeal turned down by the FA relating to the “sweargate” incident during Manchester United’s 4-2 win at West Ham last Saturday.

It was believed that the two match suspension would either be overturned or even suspended but the FA have thrown his appeal out with the following statement being made on the FA website.

“A Regulatory Commission has suspended Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney for two matches.

Rooney had admitted a charge for the use of offensive, insulting and / or abusive language, but claimed that the automatic penalty of two games was clearly excessive.

The Commission did not accept the claim and Rooney will begin the standard two match suspension with immediate effect.

The charge relates to an incident during his side’s fixture with West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 2 April 2011. ”

The result does now mean that Wayne Rooney will miss out during the Premiership match versus Fulham and the FA Cup semi final against Manchester City.

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