United striker to miss EPL game against Fulham and FA Cup semi-final against City
The English FA has rejected Wayne Rooney's appeal against a two-match ban for swearing into a TV camera after his hat-trick against West Ham last Saturday.
He will now miss United's home Premier League match against Fulham and the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium next Saturday.
Said Rooney, in a statement issued through his spokesman: "I am gutted to miss two matches, 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."