Crystal Palace Fans Throw Coins at Wayne Rooney, Twitter Responds

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 22, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United has coins thrown at him by the fans during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on February 22, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Typically when coins or other projectiles are launched toward opposing players on the pitch, those "fans" are chastised for their ill-behaviour. 

But when coins are thrown at Wayne Rooney the day after he signed a contract that will pay him £300,000 per week (!), the player and the cash-throwing fans instead become the bum of jokes.

This is fantastic by @Fino76

— Back Page Football (@bpfootball) February 22, 2014


Note to Crystal Palace 'fans' apparently throwing coins at Wayne Rooney: He's on £300k a week, he doesn't need your pocket change!

— Betfair Sportsbook (@Betfair) February 22, 2014


The irony of throwing money at Rooney probably lost on those very excitable Palace fans by the corner

— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceIndy) February 22, 2014


You know it was a terrible half when the main item of discussion at halftime was the Crystal Palace fans yelling abuses at Wayne Rooney

— Ryan Bailey (@bailey_ry) February 22, 2014


Due to the Crystal Palace fans throwing coins at him, Wayne Rooney has now made £300,002.76p this week.

— Ben Evans (@TheBen93) February 22, 2014



Man United paying out Wayne Rooney's massive new wages by throwing them at him in coins when he takes corner kicks...

— dirtytackle (@BrooksDT) February 22, 2014


Wayne Rooney will earn £300,008 this week thanks to generous contributions from Crystal Palace fans in the corner of the ground.

— Joe Kerr Hyndman (@JoeeeyHyndmannn) February 22, 2014


Welcome to Crystal Palace Wayne Rooney #CPFC #MUFC

— (@ESPNUK) February 22, 2014