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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Rooney's £300k fine

Wayne Rooney last night
Wayne Rooney last night

Everton striker Wayne Rooney's club fine after being found guilty of drink-driving will be used to benefit the local community.

The former England captain's punishment of two weeks' wages (about £300,000) has been donated to the Toffees' own charity Everton in the Community.

Rooney was banned from driving for two years and ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid community work at Stockport Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The Liverpool-born 31-year-old subsequently faced a formal disciplinary at the club at which it is understood the striker was apologetic and completely accepted the consequences of his actions.

Both the player and the club agreed on the financial penalty being channelled into a range of programmes provided by Everton in the Community (EITC).

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