- Wayne Rooney, 31, returned to Old Trafford to face Manchester United today
- The former England captain wore an Everton shirt with their new sponsor on
- He was mocked online with people joking about the Angry Birds sponsor today
Wayne Rooney has been mocked by football fans online after they spotted Everton’s new Angry Birds sponsor – with many suggesting that the name is something he ‘knows a thing or two about’.
The 31-year-old returned to Old Trafford today to face his old side Manchester United – the day before his court appearance over a drink-drive charge.
Before the match, Rooney was spotted in the tunnel donning his blue Everton shirt which had the popular smartphone game written on his left arm.
One football fan wrote online: ‘I suppose Rooney knows a thing or two about angry birds at the moment.’
Wayne Rooney was today seen wearing his Everton shirt – with the new Angry Birds sponsor on his left sleeve
Football fan David Wilkinson joked that he wondered whether the new deal was ‘inspired by Coleen Rooney’
Twitter user ‘Deluded Brendan’ wrote that Rooney already has an ‘angry bird at home in Coleen’
Another football fan wrote that it was ‘ironic’ Rooney had an Angry Birds sponsor on his sleeve
It comes after Rooney was arrested and charged with drink driving during a night out with single mother-of-one Laura Simpson.
The 29-year-old met the former England captain in the evening in a bar close to the star’s home in Cheshire.
Rooney was said to be battling to save his marriage with his wife Coleen and rival supporters were quick to ridicule him online after seeing the new sponsor.
The mother-of-three, who is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, was not in the crowd today with their children.
Rooney (pictured) was wearing his side’s home shirt at Old Trafford which had the new Angry Birds sponsor on his left sleeve
Kyle Deering wrote that Rooney ‘knows all about’ angry birds after he was charged with drink driving
Another Twitter user joked that Rooney would kiss the Angry Birds logo on his shirt if he scored at Old Trafford
Other people said that the sponsor was a ‘genius idea’ and pointed out that it was ‘ironic’ and that Rooney would have kissed it if he had scored.
Twitter user David Wilkinson wrote online: ‘Wonder if the Angry Birds sponsorship deal with #Everton was inspired by Coleen Rooney.’
Another added: ‘Everton newly sponsored by Angry Birds? Slightly ironic for Wayne Rooney.’