“I made a mistake,” Derby County coach Rooney told Sky Sports after the win against Real Betis (1-0). “I went to a private party with two friends and from my side I want to apologize offering to my family and the club for the images circulated. I want to move on now. This is now done and I now want to continue.”
Rooney stated after the leaking of the photos where he got up sleeping “to have been framed”. He had his lawyers file a complaint. An investigation by the police shows that there was no question of blackmail.