Derby County boss Ronney 'in trouble' as 'banned' claim emerges

By Keith Hackett

12th Apr, 2022 | 11:02am

Wayne Rooney: Derby County boss 'in trouble' as 'banned' claim emerges - Ex-Fifa official

Wayne Rooney could find himself “in trouble” for his comments about the referee as Derby County lost 2-1 to Swansea City on Saturday (9 April).

That is the view of ex-Fifa and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as he admitted Tim Robinson made errors in the game and should be held accountable.

The Sun reported on Sunday (10 April) Rooney, 36, could face an FA sanction after he demanded Robinson was “fined and banned” after his performance.

The Derby County boss was unhappy his side were not awarded a penalty when Ben Cabango seemed to pull Bartosz Cybulski to the ground inside the six-yard box as they chased an equaliser.

“He can’t be saying this and is going to be in trouble,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“The referee has got it wrong and it was an important decision. He didn’t particularly have a good game.

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“What is open to Wayne Rooney is 30 minutes after the game knocking on the referee’s door so he can talk him through that particular decision. He can show him the video clip so he can tell him why.

“On Monday he should be on the phone to the PGMOL but the frustration is they are not getting the right level of answers from the PGMOL. They just hide and back their man and nothing happens. That’s where the frustration comes.

“Referees are human and make mistakes but at this level, they shouldn’t be making that sort of mistake, that was an easy decision.

“Rooney is passionate about his club, he’s seen an error and it’s frustrated him because it’s impacted on the result. What he wants is accountability, I think there is a lack of accountability when a referee makes an error.

“If I was the boss, that referee wouldn’t be having a game in the next couple of weeks.”

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