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'I wanted to hurt someone' | FA contacts Wayne Rooney after comments

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The FA has contacted Wayne Rooney in relation to comments he made about a match in 2006. 

Rooney has revealed that he changed studs for a Manchester United clash with Chelsea 'to hurt someone'.

The game in question came towards the latter end of the season, with Chelsea requiring just a point to secure the Premier League title.

The London club - managed by Jose Mourinho - won the match 3-0.

However, Rooney's revelation in the Mail on Sunday ahead of the release of a documentary on his career on Amazon has led to concerns from the footballing authorities.

"I put longer studs in because I wanted to hurt someone," the Derby County boss said.

'If Chelsea won a point, they won the league. At that time, I couldn't take it.

'The studs were legal. They were a legal size. But they were bigger than what I would normally wear.'

"For that game I changed them to big, long metal ones - the maximum length you could have because I wanted to try and hurt someone, try and injure someone."

The admission from Rooney prompted a response from John Terry, who Rooney challenged on the day at Stamford Bridge.

"We knew if Chelsea won then they had won the league that day," Rooney says in the documentary.

"Until my last game for Derby, I always wore the old plastic studs with the metal tip.

"I left a hole in his foot and then I signed my shirt to him after the game", Rooney said.

"A few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back."

It remains to be seen what action - if any - will be taken by the FA in relation to the comments.

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