Wayne the Swamp: These Roonatics are Slating Wazza on Twitter

RIP u will live on forever. Cant believe it. I wanna run to u. Really cant believe this. @

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Wayne Rooney has retired from international football.

Some might say it’s come about three years too late, but there’s no denying that the pugnacious forward is one of England’s finest players of the last decade or so.

From those days as a precocious, balding youngster making waves at Euro 2004 to his recent iteration as Rooney 2.0, a somehow-no-longer-balding, peripheral figure who trundles around the pitch with all the pace and agility of a laundry basket, Wazza’s given everything for his country.

Even if that’s never been enough to push England into the important rounds of a major tournament, it’s hardly his fault.

After all, it shouldn’t be forgotten that no-one has scored more international goals for the Three Lions.

Still, there’s no pleasing everyone, and among the tributes there were many Twitterati who were quick to voice their disapproval of the Croxteth boy’s performances on the international stage.

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Even good old OptaJoe couldn’t resist getting in a sly dig:

Things took a turn for the worse when Gary Lineker got involved:

Still, it wasn’t all negative:

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What do you think?