English legend Wayne Rooney played his final match for England at Wembley against the USA in what was a glorious career. The former Manchester United and Everton striker played 120 times for England and is the country’s leading goalscorer of all-time with 53 strikes to his name.
In a match which had the feeling of a testimonial despite Rooney retiring from international duty 2 years ago, the striker saw 32 minutes of action in a 3-0 comfortable win for the English at Wembley. One of the reasons why Rooney decided to play the friendly was to raise funds for his charity, the Wayne Rooney foundation.
Despite the idea becoming a great success, FA’s blunder has caused the foundation thousands of pounds as the body forgot to provide collection buckets in the venue.
The Sun reports that despite FA having the licenses to collect money in the premises of the Wembley Stadium, there was not a single person collecting money for the foundation from the fans.
The tabloid reports that the FA did not have enough time to get children or volunteers and have them ready for the task ahead in hands. They also did not have enough time set up the collection areas at the venue.
They also could not get the required permits in order to set up the collection centers outside the stadium.
So despite the match being held for a good cause, there was a big opportunity on part of the FA to make the event an even bigger success.
All in all, though, Rooney got the send-off from the national team which he so richly deserved.