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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will escape a ban for swearing according to report

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*UPDATE* This report by The Guardian turned out to be rubbish.

It had been revealed on Sunday that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney might face possible disciplinary action by the Football Association (FA) after the England international was heard swearing into television cameras following a celebration of his third goal versus West Ham United. However, according to a report by The Guardian, it appears that Rooney will escape a ban by the FA for his conduct at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon. It is still possible that he will face a fine. United have seven matches remaining in their quest to win what would be a record 19th league title and the Reds also have an upcoming FA Cup semi-final tie with rival Manchester City at Wembley. Any sort of ban on Rooney could be potentially damaging to the club's domestic ambitions.

Rooney immediately apologized for the swearing incident after the match 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."