The police incident report of Wayne Rooney’s arrest last month for public swearing and intoxication describes the former England captain as speaking in “broken English”.
The former Manchester United forward, who now plays for MLS side DC United, was apprehended by Washington Airport Authority police officers on December 16th in Loudoun County, Virginia. He was released without bail and paid the small fine on January 4th, according to legal documents, for the minor offence known in the US as a class 4 misdemeanor.
Sports news website Deadspin published details of the incident report on Tuesday, which reveal that Rooney was approached by the arresting officer after trying to gain access through a secure door at a Washington DC airport.
“I approached the individual and asked what happened,” the report reads, “and in his broken English he stated he went through the door … because he thought it was a lift. The subject provided a United Kingdom passport and the individual was identified as Wayne Mark Rooney.”
“Mr Rooney had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage about his person, slurred speech, and was unsteady on his feet.”