Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has been hit with a Football Association charge over his outburst at the weekend.
Rooney swore into a television camera as he celebrated netting a hat-trick in United’s 4-2 victory at West Ham, and later issued an apology for his comments.
However, that apology has not been enough and the FA have charged the 25-year-old England international with using offensive, insulting and/or abusive language, which carries a penalty of a two-match ban.
An FA statement read: “The FA has today charged Manchester United's Wayne Rooney for the use of offensive, insulting and/or abusive language relating to an incident during his side's fixture with West Ham United.
“Rooney has until 6pm on April 5 to respond to the charge.”
If Rooney accepts the charge he will miss the Premier League clash with Fulham next weekend and the big FA Cup semi-final showdown with Manchester City.