Wayne Rooney's disgraceful swearing into the camera after scoring a hat-trick against West Ham was deplorable. Not because he corrupted the minds of young English children though. I can safely say that most English teenagers know their way around swearing.
Rooney's celebration was disgraceful because in the list of footballers who swear, he would not even get into the Top 20. There was no substance, no finesse, and no anger about the swearing. He just shouted randomly at a camera. I have heard alcohol-fuelled rants that were more coherent than that. For a proper demonstration of swearing, you have to go to the experts.
These are the footballing idols who strayed into X-rated territory. And no, they did not make a sex tape. Well, excluding Dwight Yorke and Mark Bosnich.
These guys perfected the art of swearing, with proper balance of rage and elocution. By doing so, they scarred children for life, gave poor stand-up comedians 15 seconds of Youtube fame, and went down in history as legends.
Here are the best five swearing incidents (in no particular order whatsoever), courtesy of the English Premier League.