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EA Standing by their Men: Woods and Rooney

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      Earlier today, Joystiq via Eurogamer, quoted EA Sports head-honcho Peter Moore, "as disappointing." To the faithful bitmob readers, the poor sales of EA's golf game, is not surprising. It was reported, here, that EA Sports shareholders lost during the immediate aftermath of Tiger's alleged affairs and domestic violence on the Thanksgiving Holiday (Tiger and Erin Woods would later divorce). Moore would later tell Eurogamer that is a consumer choice on whether to buy Tiger (duh!), but reiterated they are standing by their man. But there is another scandal looming on the cover boy of another EA Sports title, Wayne Rooney of Mancherster United (FIFA 11).

If you are not privy to the story, Wayne Rooney, player of the English Footbal national team and star forward of the Manchester United Red Devils has caught himself in a sticky situation. The accusations come from a 21 year old age prostitute, Jennifer Thompson, who broke the story on national newspaper, claiming she had relations with the star while his wife was pregnant. Daily Mail has the rundown of the story, including the titalating pictures of the said prostitute. The drama has hit an all time high with Man U, as Rooney was not included on the first team this past weekend, when the Red Devils played Rooney's former team, Everton. Adding to the turmoil, was the poor performance at Ole Trafford, Man U's home field, as they played to a draw to the Scottish side, Glasgow Rangers.

With FIFA 11's release date fast approaching, October 1st in Europe, should EA Sports and Peter Moore reconsider having Wayne Rooney share the cover with Brazilian and Real Madrid (and stout Christian) Kaka? Or will football fans, continue to give Rooney the stick, but not associate FIFA 11 with his disgressions? Will Alex Martin comment below? Only time will tell.


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