Macheda: Rooney is ‘working class’ and ‘vulgar’

A rare sight of Fed fraternising with the proles, to G. Nev’s disgust


While most of us can’t wait for this international break to be over, Man Utd‘s Federico Macheda will be hoping time goes reallly slowllly while he’s away with Italy’s U21 squad, after making an ‘ill-advised’ comments about his willy-swinging teammate Wayne Rooney.

Speaking to Italian paper Gazzetta dello Sport, Macheda let slip a gaffe which probably sounds much worse than intended after translation:

Rooney is a really great person, he always gives me advice, but he’s a bit working class and vulgar.

Ouch…although that does accurately describe 99% of the Premier League.

15 responses so far
  • Tim Tim // October 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    If Football in England (and the UK) stopped attracting football to the working classes and tried to attract the middle and upper classes it would be a cleaner and well refined game.

    Take Kaka for instance, his family came from the middle/ upper classes and did he sleep with hookers and take drugs?? No… we are missing the future Kakas of this world by keeping football with the working classes. If you throw money at a guy who would rather have been a thug if it wasn’t for football, he is still a thug.

  • Tim Tim // October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Imagine if England had Johnny Wilkinson’s work ethic (and amazing left foot), Sir Steven Redgrave’s obsession, Freddie Flintoff’s fight, Michael Vaughan’s calculation, Martin Johnson’s never say die fight and amazing leadership… instead what do we have:

    a whoremongering striker (Rooney), a cheating husband (Terry) and all round C**T (Ashley Cole)

  • Gamblino // October 7, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I hope you’re being ironic Tim.

    If not then F*ck off back to Twickenham. You snooty Tory prick!

  • Tim Tim // October 7, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hey Gamblino why don’t you just understand simple economics, if the market is full then why exclude possible new markets? Here’s your choice… more ashley coles or more johnny wilkinsons playing for england… you figure. Why are people moaning that there is no good young english talent when you are missing out on an extra market of players in the middle or upper classes. You’ll get less sex scandals with grannies for a start.

  • John Swaine // October 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    English football keeps recruiting from a single, shrinking pool of talent. It’s moronic and it’s why England will never win a world cup again.

  • Gamblino // October 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Yep, I dream of an England team of public school cripples blasting the ball over the bar.

  • agiamba // October 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Very poor translation. In Italian it’s quite innocuous, and no one is reporting Macheda, who grew up in working-class Rome, said “he’s a coatto like me.

  • Tim Tim // October 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Yeah… because Martin Johnson and Andrew Flintoff and Sir Steve Redgrave were skinny little weaklings

  • Johnny // October 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Sir Alex Ferguson, Bill Shankly
    Pele, Maradona, Zidane, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Bobby Moore, George Weah.
    Jog on Tim Tim, football is the peoples game.

  • Gus Gus // October 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    To Tim Tim’s 1st comment regarding the Kaka’s of the world that the english game is “currently missing out on”. Your comments are absolutely retarded. Football isn’t a game for specific socioeconomic classes there pal. Talent comes from working classes, middle and upper classes, you can’t pick and choose which class you are going to sign your talent from.

    Players will appear and come from anywhere and they shouldn’t be prejudiced because of their socioeconomic class. Your comment was absolutely ignorant and I pity you for your lack of intelligence

  • luckylou // October 7, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Players come from all socio-economic strata. Whether or not they live life in the fast lane has nothing to do with their background, more to do with hormones and lotsa dosh. Once upon a time a player would become a legend for larging it, now we live in a politically correct repressed world that somehow thinks football players should be incarnations of the son of god. What they do in their private lives is their business.

  • Hitler // October 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Tim Tim is Gay Gay.

    If you don’t like football or ruffians, then fuck off. Stop watching it.

    Put on your reeboks, man, go play fucking tennis.

  • Cinghiale // October 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm


    Macheda used the term “coatta”, which means “regular guy” or “working class”, sort of like “Scugnizzo”. The English-speaking press helped themselves to the “vulgar” translation.
    Anything to milk one more story out of the Rooney situation.

  • Mish // October 8, 2010 at 1:22 am

    But Rooney is working class and vulgar though.

    I don’t understand the debate.

    He’s a knuckle dragging fuck-up bottler..

  • Gamblino // October 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Black fucking Grape!

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