Wayne Rooney says he will not perform his boxing celebration again after revealing that it was copied by his son Kai at school.
Prior to Manchester United’s win over Tottenham earlier this month, footage emerged of Rooney being knocked to the floor by Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley as the pair sparred with boxing gloves on in the striker’s kitchen.
Rooney subsequently celebrated his goal against Spurs by punching the air before falling to the floor and while he insists he had no reason to apologise for the incident, he says he will not be repeating the feat in future.
“My wife went to pick him up from school and saw him doing that in the classroom. I’m sure you won’t be seeing that celebration again,” said Rooney
“I’ve always loved boxing. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t go too well. I was caught on the end of a punch. I wasn’t knocked out.
“I didn’t see it as a big issue. I spoke to the manager, and he didn’t see it as a big issue. I come from a boxing background.
“I’d have apologised if I felt it was wrong. But for me, that’s been and gone.”