From The Game:
OK, so it was cool to hate Cristiano Ronaldo for a while after his antics encouraged the referee to send off Wayne Rooney in the World Cup quarter-final between England and Portugal in 2006.
Do people still actually believe this? Has English blood not de-angried over the last three years? I mean, did the kick Rooney aimed in the direction of Ricardo Carvalho's gonads have no part to play in his being awarded a red card?
Wait, there's more -- maybe a paragraph break will have cleared the Times scribe's mind--
The Portuguese was rightly pilloried for a while...