I've put my tin hat on for this one. As a Scot, born-free, I feel entitled to make this comment - here goes. Why do so many England always have to be questioning someone's devotion to your cause?
Last night I received a text from a good friend during the national anthem. He wasn't very happy that Wayne Rooney wasn't singing the national anthem. Apparently he never sings a word of it and my mate obviously watches and notes this very closely. He then went on to make the accusation that maybe Rooney is still troubled by his Irish ancestry. I was doing something else at that moment, so hadn't seen this for myself and by the time I turned the game on I had already received another text. Yes, you've guessed it, it was a congratulatory message from the same England fan telling me that the great Rooney had opened the scoring!
I really don't understand this irrational view that certain England players have to be questioned, undervalued or despised. David Beckham and Frank Lampard are two others that immediately spring to mind. As a Scot, I know we have players that the fans are less keen to see pull on the national jersey, but it's almost always because they are less than capable players rather than anything else. We can even forgive them their playing allegiances for rival clubs e.g. the Celtic-Rangers nonsense. Oh to win seven in a row and be knocking six in at home!