Coleen Rooney hits out at The Sun for putting picture of Kai on front page

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The British tabloids were expected to go in hard on England boss Roy Hodgson and his players following the team’s humiliating Euro 2016 exit to Iceland on Monday.

Some people have labelled the defeat as the worst in England’s history; worse even than the team’s infamous loss to the United States at the 1950 World Cup finals in Brazil.

As a result, it was always going to be interesting to see how The Sun would cover the story.


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In the end - and you can only put this down to a rushed decision - they opted to go for a photo of Wayne Rooney’s eldest son, Kai, alongside the headline: ‘Dumbs Gone to Iceland’.

It also featured a photo of Wayne and a small caption which reads: “Oh dad! What have Roo done? - Kai is distraught last night after dad Wayne leads England to defeat.”

The Sun's front page

Coleen Rooney tweets

Needless to say, Coleen Rooney - mother of Kai and wife of Wayne - was less than impressed with The Sun’s decision to lead with a photo of her six-year-old child. And who can blame her?

She tweeted: “Yes I've seen that front page and it's absolutely shocking!! 😡”

Coleen also retweeted a message from a follower which read: “hope you won't let them away with that either, shower of scumbags doing that to a child 🙄”

Surprise decision by The Sun

To lead with a photo of the manager or player(s) is fair game, but The Sun’s front page has understandably angered the Rooney family as well as many more people on social media.

Is The Sun’s front page out of order? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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