Rooney recalls police taking his ball away when he was kidNovember 25th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.25 (ANI): He may be one of Englands best football players today, but Wayne Rooney recalls a time when police in his hometown of Croxethe, Liverpool, took away his football because he was playing on the street.
When I was about 16, I got my ball taken off me by the police for playing in the street which is pathetic really, The Sun quotes Rooney, as saying.
Asked where he used to play as a youngster, he said: I was fortunate because at the back of my mums house there was a five-a-side tarmac pitch.
There was a youth club next door so Id just climb over the back fence. I used to love it. Then I went out on the streets and played there as well. When I was younger, we used to play across a main road, he said.
The England ace is launching Wayne Rooneys Street Striker, a three-part Sky 1 series in which 50 hopefuls are whittled down to one winner who will then be sent to a summer football camp in Brazil. (ANI)