Wayne Rooney made history by scoring his 50th England goal with a penalty kick in a 2-0 win over Switzerland in a Euro 2016 qualifier tonight.
Wayne Rooney record goal video: Manchester United captain becomes England’s all-time leading scorer
But the reaction on Twitter to Rooney’s record-breaking goal was more mixed than you might expect.
Naturally, Rooney’s haters were among the first to complain that the Manchester United captain had surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as England team’s all-time leading scorer.
— Grant Paul Styles (@grantstyles1972) September 8, 2015
Wait, Rooney broke the record tonight with another penalty? Lol
— Aspiring Dictator. (@iamforbes) September 8, 2015
Others were critical of the 29-year-old’s tendency to show up on the international stage, but not in big games for United:
Rooney is shocking he never steps up in the big games so what if he scored most how many have been important ????????
— Chet Johnson… (@Chet_Sket) September 8, 2015
Just imagine how many goals Rooney would have if he actually performed at the big tournaments!
— Matt Judge (@Judgey93) September 8, 2015
But in the end, haters gonna hate…
#Rooney never forgiven him for slagging fans off who’d flown half way across the world to see him fail to make a 10 yd pass against Turkey
— BLTP (@Gargarin) September 8, 2015
— julian reeback (@jules3371) September 8, 2015
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