Everton punish Wayne Rooney for drink-driving incident but there’s a twist

Punished

Everton have punished Wayne Rooney for his drink-driving incident by fining him two weeks wages, but there is a positive twist.

The money that Everton will fine Rooney with will all go to the clubs charity, Everton in the Community.

The charity is renowned for the work it does in Liverpool and is seen to be one of the best club charities in the country.

They have most recently tackled homelessness in Liverpool and will now bring in £300k in the form of Rooney’s wages.

This is no doubt a positive way to deal with a negative situation after Wayne Rooney was found guilty of drink-driving.

Rooney was pulled over a couple of weeks ago and was recently charged and banned from driving.

Though, Everton felt it was necessary to punish him internally too to make sure their stance against drink-driving remained strong.

Ronald Koeman has already spoken of his disappointment that the player put himself in this position but he remains in the side.

Rooney featured during the clubs recent fixtures against Atalanta and Tottenham Hotspur as the side look to get back to winning ways.

Everton and Sunderland show class ahead of clash

Not only are Everton showing class off the field in dealing with the Rooney situation, they are also dealing with another.

Everton face Sunderland this evening and struck up a cord with one of their supporters, Bradley Lowery, who recently passed through illness.

The young boy was a mascot for both clubs on a number of occasions and was often invited to Everton for games that featured Sunderland.

Now, both clubs will honour the little supporters memory this evening with a brilliant gesture towards the families charity.

Find out all the details here.