Nice: England captain Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen has reacted with shock at British tabloid, The Sun's front page yesterday showing her six-year-old son in tears following England's pre-quarterfinal loss to Iceland leading to their exit from Euro 2016 on Monday here.
England captain Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen attends the Euro 2016 Round of 16 match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice on Monday. Pic/AFP
Coleen, mother of three boys (Kai, three-year-old Kaly and five-month-old Kit) brought her eldest son to the England vs Iceland match. After the defeat, Kai was photographed holding his hands over his head, visibly disappointed.
Coleen, who was persistently trolled online following England's defeat, reacted sharply on Twitter. "Yes, I've seen that front page and it's absolutely shocking," she wrote on her Twitter account.
This is not the first time Coleen has been in the news during the tournament. Last week she was pictured soaking up the sun in Nice. Then, she was slammed on social media for taking her son out of school for a few days in order to watch dad Rooney play in Paris.
The front page of British tabloid The Sun yesterday featuring Wayne Rooney's son Kai
"Hope there's a fine coming your way for taking kids out of school!!! Double standards," posted one of Coleen's followers online.
Coleen explained that she had done everything by the book when it came to taking the family abroad. "No, Kai goes to a private school, so no fine… Extra work to take away with us though!!!" she replied.
Meanwhile, despite numerous online trolls yesterday, she maintained her dignity with a straightforward and fitting reply to the cyber bullies: "Everyone's entitled to their opinions but am gutted like every other England fan. (sic)"