Stamp victim asks UEFA to not ban RooneyDecember 13th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): Aalborgs Kasper Risgard, who has been allegedly stamped by Wayne Rooney, has pleaded with UEFA not to ban the Manchester United strike.
The Aalborg midfield ace left Old Trafford with stud marks on his chest after his clash with Rooney in Wednesday nights Champions League tie, The Sun reported.
Rooney is clearly seen stamping on the Dane as he lay on the floor. UEFA will study film of the incident on Monday before deciding on what action to take.
But Risgard said: I heard UEFA is looking at this but I dont think Rooney should be suspended. I havent seen the situation on TV yet as we had our Christmas party the day after the match but I can understand it looks bad on TV.
Its what happens in intensive matches. Wayne came up to me immediately and apologised. I appreciated that. I have nothing against him, he added.
United boss Alex Ferguson bizarrely blamed the media for UEFAs decision to investigate.
Im not going to deal with Wayne Rooney, Im not going to discuss it. You Press guys have created the most of it and youre not getting anything from this club at all on Wayne Rooney. So thats it finished. OK? Ferguson said.
It doesnt matter, Im not caring. You play your part and dont kid on. Look I think you play a part. You sit there trying to come the innocent party. You know fine well the part you play in it. Youre never off that phone, youre never off that phone to UEFA. Its finished, he added. (ANI)
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