'Massive respect': Rooney hailed by Phil Neville for handling of alleged MLS racism incident – video

Phil Neville said Wayne Rooney is a ‘class act’ following his handling of an alleged racism incident in the MLS

Rooney hailed by Phil Neville for handling of alleged MLS racism incident: ‘Massive respect’

The Inter Miami manager, Phil Neville, has praised his DC United counterpart and former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney for his handling of an alleged racism incident during an MLS match between their teams. Subscribe to Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/GuardianFootball DC United’s Taxiarchis Fountas allegedly made a racist comment to Inter Miami’s Damion Lowe and Aime Mabika.

The Inter Miami manager, Phil Neville, has praised his DC United counterpart and former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney for his handling of an alleged racism incident during an MLS match between their teams.

DC United’s Taxiarchis Fountas allegedly made a racist comment to Inter Miami’s Damion Lowe and Aime Mabika. The players were both shown yellow cards in the 62nd minute, five minutes after Fountas scored an equaliser to make it 2-2. Fountas was taken off by Wayne Rooney four minutes later, and Inter Miami won the match 3-2 thanks to a winner by Gonzalo Higuaín in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Neville said “a word was used that I think is unacceptable in society,” and called Rooney a “class act”.

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