Date: 13th September 2017 at 11:48am
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Wayne Rooney was making the headlines for the wrong reasons during the international break as the former England captain was of course arrested for drink driving.

This left Ronald Koeman with a decision to make after the former Manchester United forward returned to Everton training at Finch Farm in the lead up to Tottenham’s visit to Goodison Park.

It was put to the readership on this site to cast a vote, ahead of the game, on what action it was felt should be taken with Rooney? Speaking in his pre-match news conference, Koeman made it clear he was ‘very disappointed’ with the forward but his disciplinary action would be dealt with internally.

He was quoted by Sky Sports: ‘Obviously I am very disappointed by the situation regarding Wayne Rooney. We have spoken last Tuesday and the chairman Bill Kenwright spoke also to Wayne about this situation. In line with any disciplinary matter this will be dealt internally by the club at the appropriate time.’

Adding: ‘He will play this Saturday yes. If I see that Wayne is not in conditions, physically or mentally, to play then he will not play.’

Sky went on to say they ‘understand that no club fines or punishment are likely before the legal process is complete.’

Due to the fact this wasn’t football related the majority went with the feeling as this wasn’t in connection to his actions on the field Rooney shouldn’t have been dropped – coupled with a view the decision from the boss would be backed.

What did the poll ask?
Should Rooney be dropped after his drink driving charge?

How you voted
No, as it isn’t football related 50%
I’ll back Koeman’s decision 30%
Yes, such actions aren’t acceptable 20%

Yes, as one of the options provided said, the actions of Rooney aren’t acceptable and shouldn’t EVER be condoned, certainly taken lightly, but if his actions weren’t going to adversely impact on the Blues then Rooney’s continued involvement was/is the right call.

He’ll appear at Stockport Magistrates Court on September 18th.

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