‘Wayne Rooney is a bit of a chav,’ says Man Utd team-mate Federico Macheda

Posted by - October 7, 2010 - Italy, Manchester United

Italian striker states the obvious
Federico Macheda Wayne Rooney Manchester United chav

Federico Macheda has decided to test how Wayne Rooney’s temper is holding up in the wake of the tabloid revelations about his private life by calling him “a bit of a chav” in an Italian newspaper.

The Italy under 21 star told Gazzetto dello Sport: “Rooney is a really great person, he always gives me advice, but he’s a bit of a coatto.”

We’re informed by the clever clogs folk at the Guardian – citing an internet translation site, no less – that coatto is Roman slang for a “young urban working class person with vulgar and sometimes violent behaviour”. Or a chav.

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  • OmegaSupreme

    “young urban working class person with vulgar and sometimes violent behaviour”

    I’d like to see him argue against that in a court of law.