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Town to burn effigy of Rooney at annual bonfire

 Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, center left, speaks with England manager Fabio Capello, right, before his team's English Premier League soccer matc...
 Members of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society erect a depiction of Manchester United soccer player Wayne Rooney, ahead of the town's bonfire night displa...

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, center left, speaks with England manager Fabio Capello, right, before his team's English Premier League soccer matc...

Britain Bonfire Night

Members of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society erect a depiction of Manchester United soccer player Wayne Rooney, ahead of the town's bonfire night displa...

Wayne Rooney's reputation has already gone up in smoke, so it should be little surprise that one town will burn an effigy of the England striker as part of its annual bonfire celebrations this weekend.
After three months in which Rooney has been accused of cheating on his wife with a prostitute and publicly threatened to quit Manchester United, the southeast England town of Edenbridge has picked the burly striker to top its bonfire.
Towns across Britain light bonfires and set off fireworks every year to commemorate the failure of a Nov. 5 plot to blow up parliament and King James I in 1605.
Bonfires are traditionally topped with an effigy of conspirator Guy Fawkes but have been decorated with contemporary figures over recent years.


Updated : 2021-02-26 01:26 GMT+08:00