Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, who scored a hat-trick in a 2-4 victory over West Ham United, awaits a possible disciplinary decision from the Football Association (FA) in regards to his swearing into a television camera after celebrating his third goal. The England international is expected to be notified on Monday if he will be punished or not for his conduct.
Rooney immediately apologized for the incident in a statement released by United:
"I want to apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my goal celebration, especially any parents and or children that were watching. Emotions were running high, and on reflection my heat-of-the-moment reaction was inappropriate. It was not aimed at anyone in particular."
FA director Sir Trevor Booking confirmed on Sunday on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek program that Rooney would be investigated:
"Tomorrow there will be a decision. It was a surprise, after scoring a hat trick, to react that way. It is something we will have to look at."