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FA contact Wayne Rooney over claim he wore longer studs to “hurt someone”

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Wayne Rooney claimed he wore longer studs so that he could “hurt someone” in a 2006 Premier League game against Chelsea.

The Football Association (FA) have contacted Wayne Rooney following his claim that he wore longer studs in a 2006 Premier League against Chelsea to “hurt someone”.

Manchester United visited Stamford Bridge in 2006, with the Blues needing a point to win the league title. And Rooney revealed he changed his shoes before the game “so he could hurt someone”.

The former Red Devil told the Mail On Sunday: “I changed my studs before the game.

“I put longer studs in because I wanted to hurt someone. If Chelsea won a point, they won the league. At that time, I couldn’t take it.

“The studs were legal. They were a legal size. But they were bigger than what I would normally wear.”

Rooney and John Terry clashed during the game for which the Chelsea man had to receive treatment and his sock was left bloody.

Now, according to The Athletic, the FA have reached out to Rooney to question him about his claims over the incident that took place nearly 16 years ago.

Meanwhile, Terry laughed off Rooney’s claims, and wrote on Twitter: “@WayneRooney is this when you left your stud in my foot?”

Chelsea, however, went on to win the game 3-0, thanks to goals from William Gallas, Joe Cole, and Ricardo Carvalho, and comfortably wrapped up the Premier League title that season.