Wayne Rooney swaps shorts with San Marino player

Posted by - October 13, 2012 - England, Oddballs

The tradition of swapping shirts after matches is a fairly standard procedure, particularly in the international game. However, a San Marino player went slightly further by asking Wayne Rooney if he could have the striker’s shorts.

The player was annoyed that a team mate had pipped him to getting Rooney’s shirt, and therefore resorted to desperation measures in order to get his memory from the 5-0 defeat.

Rooney told reporters:

I gave my shirt to one of the players and had to give my shorts away as well,’ revealed the 26-year-old. ‘That was a first. It has certainly never happened before!

It was strange. I’ll be honest, I don’t know what player it was. For them, it is a great opportunity for them to come and play at Wembley in front of 90,000 fans.

Thankfully for fans, especially given the number of families attending, the ceremonial short swao took place in the tunnel. Not sure kids could have slept after seeing the outline of Rooney’s chimp-like genitalia up close.

  • TA

    Swapping shorts is common in Italy. Italian players also like to give their shorts away to their fans after a game, and they are not bothered with running around in their briefs to celebrate in front of everybody. I guess that would be pretty shocking in England, but in Italy everybody does that, it excites fans. Cassano strips down to his briefs very often for example.