England striker Rooney appeals for end to violence

AP, Tuesday 9 Aug 2011

England striker Wayne Rooney has appealed for an end to the violence and looting in London that has put Wednesday’s exhibition match against the Netherlands in doubt

Wayne Rooney

After a third night of unrest in the British capital, Rooney wrote on Twitter: “This is embarrassing for our country. Stop please.”

Talks will be held Tuesday to see if the match at Wembley Stadium can be played.

Three League Cup matches scheduled for Tuesday across London were called off due to police resources being stretched coping with the spiraling disorder.

West Ham, which was due to host Aldershot, said police told them “all major public events in London were to be rearranged.”

Charlton’s match against Reading and Crystal Palace’s fixture against Crawley were also called off.

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