Swearing by Rooney

Updated: April 4, 2011, 2:13 PM ET
By David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

Golly, what's the world coming to when a soccer player is caught swearing in the heat of battle?

And not just any soccer player, mind you, but the famously squeaky-clean and monkish Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, whom millions of children look up to as a role model of all that is pure and noble about the sport.

Could this finally be the death knell of Western Civilization as we know it?

As Rooney himself might say, "Are you #%&$ kidding me?"

If ...

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