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.
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... pic.twitter.com/ie0XSD55hM— 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
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