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The referee from England’s friendly game against Platinum Stars says Wayne Rooney could have been red-carded for his display of dissent.

Jeff Selogilwe, who booked Rooney during the 3-0 win, said the Manchester United striker verbal abuse could easily have seen him sent-off in an official game.

“Rooney insulted me, he said ‘F*** you’,” revealed Selogilwe.

“He must learn to control his temper. He could get sent off in the World Cup, especially if he uses this kind of language.

“If he insults a referee like me, then he will use that vulgar language to other referees as well.

“Maybe the England players thought ‘This is just a friendly, we can do what we like and the referees are not that professional’.

“It’s a shame. He is a good player when you see him on the TV, but when you see him on the pitch, he just keeps on insulting the referees.

“To me it looks like Rooney insults people and fouls other players.

“So I was very disappointed in Rooney because he is my favourite player.”

Rooney did try to make amends after the match, by giving the referee his shirt.

“Actually he is still my favourite player. He apologised to me and gave me the shirt he was wearing,” he added.

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