Gary Neville reacts on Twitter to new story involving Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana

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Gary Neville isn’t alone in feeling that Wayne Rooney shouldn’t have apologised after he was photographed a little worse for wear at a wedding last week.

The former England coach described the media’s reaction to the story as “embarrassing” on Twitter before adding: “Wayne Rooney shouldn't have apologised . Or if he did his fellow teammates should have been with him!”

Neville believes that some of Rooney’s teammates should have spoken up to take some of the heat away from their skipper - but that didn’t happen.

“Maybe the ones that were with him shouldn't have let him take all the crap on his own!!” Neville added.

Rooney’s initial apology now feels a little disingenuous following comments he made to the press after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Rooney fuming with latest media reports

“What's been going on is disgraceful,” he was quoted as saying by the Telegraph. “I'm proud to play for my country and I'm proud of my achievements. It's not finished yet.

"I think what's been going on is disgraceful. It shows a lack of respect and I think enough to enough. That's all I want to say."

Now a story about Lallana and Henderson has emerged

Fast-forward a few hours and another tabloid story, involving two of Rooney’s international teammates, has emerged.

According to The Sun - per the Mirror - Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana allegedly made a 220-mile round trip to a Bournemouth strip club on the same night Rooney was pictured drunk while celebrating the wedding.

Neville: A can of worms has been opened

Neville has reacted to the story on Twitter this morning and can’t believe how badly the whole situation has been handled.

“A "Moral high ground" forced apology and you open a can of never ending worms!!” the former United captain added. “Open season now. Handled terribly. Naivety beyond belief….”

Paul Hayward, the Daily Telegraph’s chief sports writer, tweeted the following point - which seems a fair one: “The trouble with this is that he'd already sounded ashamed in his scripted apology. Better not to say sorry if you feel it's no big deal?”

Neville then replied: “That's the big problem! A precedent has now been set for every minor incident and players day off cancelled! Won't work!!!”

Does Southgate really want to be part of this?

Gareth Southgate is set to become England’s next permanent manager and has a meeting scheduled with the Football Association for Monday - but could you really blame him if he decided he didn’t want to become part of the circus that is the England national team?

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