Gary Neville tweets verdict on Wayne Rooney's late night drinking session

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This Wayne Rooney story just isn't going away quietly, is it?

Rooney has been heavily criticised after images emerged of the England captain looking slightly worse for wear as he celebrated last week's win over Scotland at a wedding party in the team's hotel.

The 31-year-old has since apologised for his behaviour by issuing a statement but that still hasn't been enough to stop people talking about it.

Even more surprisingly, The Sun have reported today that Rooney will be stripped of the captaincy by Gareth Southgate - providing he is appointed the next full-time manager.

It seems crazy that such a small incident has been blown out of proportion so much to the point Rooney's international career is now in doubt.

Particularly when you consider all of the general comments from managers, fellow players and pundits have supported Rooney's behaviour.

And after the latest reports on the matter, Gary Neville has also provided his verdict on the topic that continues to dominate the British tabloids' headlines.

The Sky Sports pundit took to Twitter on Friday morning to offer his support to Rooney's corner and labelled the scrutiny his old Manchester United teammate has been under as 'embarrassing'.

Neville commented on a few tweets he had seen, including one from ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan.

As you can see, the former England international clearly feels Rooney has been dealt a harsh hand and other players and staff who also attended the party shouldn't be getting off scot-free.

For now, Rooney must try to focus on getting fit after missing Tuesday's friendly with Spain as a result of a knee injury.

The seriousness of the knock is yet to be confirmed but with Zlatan Ibrahimovic unavailable for Saturday's clash with Arsenal through suspension, Jose Mourinho's attacking options could be threadbare if Rooney is also ruled out.

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