Wayne Rooney lacked support after drinking photograph incident: Roy Hodgson

Updated: Dec 24, 2016, 14:04 IST | PA Sport

Former England coach Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney should have had more support over photographs of him drinking at a wedding reception


Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney

Former England coach Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney should have had more support over photographs of him drinking at a wedding reception. The national team captain was pictured looking drunk with guests at the party in the same hotel where England were staying after their win over Scotland last month.

He was forced to apologise but Hodgson defended the Manchester United forward, pointing to the fact he was joined by team-mate Phil Jagielka and members of Football Association staff.

Hodgson told the Times: "In this particular instance there should have been more joint responsibility. Wayne understood it was a bad moment in time and, in an ideal world, something he shouldn’t do. But if anyone was caught we would expect all of us to come out and say, "Yeah, look, you’re right’."

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