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Wayne Rooney 'gutted' after swearing ban is upheld

Wayne Rooney bears a clear sense of injustice after being told he must serve a two-match suspension for his four-letter outburst at West Ham on Saturday.

The Football Association confirmed the news this morning, meaning Rooney will sit out Saturday's Premier League encounter with Fulham at Old Trafford, plus the eagerly-anticipated FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City at Wembley on April 16.

And the 25-year-old, who scored the only goal in United's Champions League quarter-final triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night, is clearly not happen.

In a statement issued through his spokesman Ian Monk, Rooney said: "I am gutted to miss two matches, one of which is an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

"I am not the first player to have sworn on TV and I won't be the last.

"Unlike others who have been caught swearing on camera, I apologised immediately. And yet I am the only person banned for swearing. That doesn't seem right.

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