Rooney slams Mancini claim he got Kompany red

first_img0Shares0000MANCHESTER, England, January 9 – Wayne Rooney has slammed Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini’s claim he got Vincent Kompany sent-off in Manchester United’s 3-2 FA Cup derby win over the holders at Eastlands.Italian boss Mancini felt Rooney influenced referee Chris Foy into showing defender Kompany a red card for a two-footed challenge on Nani just 12 minutes into Sunday’s incident-packed third round clash.But the England striker, who scored goals either side of Kompany’s exit in a first half where Danny Welbeck also netted for United, defended himself on Twitter on Monday by saying: “Funny how people think i got kompany sent off. Im not ref. i didn’t give red card. But it was a clear red card. 2 footed tackle.” Mancini compared the actions of Rooney, seen speaking to Foy after Kompany’s tackle and before the sending-off, to his own in waving an imaginary red card during City’s win over Liverpool last week.“It was not a red card,” Mancini said after a defeat that saw City’s defence of the FA Cup they won last season end after just one match.“Rooney told him his decision.“When I did this against Liverpool, people told me not to do it.“I said I was sorry and made a mistake.”As City captain Kompany now faces a four-match suspension, the Premier League leaders are set to lodge an appeal against his red card before Monday’s deadline expires.If an appeal is rejected, City will be without Kompany for both legs of their League Cup semi-final with Liverpool and Premier League games against Wigan and Tottenham Hotspur.With Kolo Toure on African Nations Cup duty, that would leave Joleon Lescott and Stefan Savic as City’s first-choice central defensive duo.However, Mancini was confident City would get Kompany’s ban overturned, in which case the defender would be available for Wednesday’s visit of Liverpool.“We will appeal. I am sure we will win,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A robot is lining up for 2 days for an iPhone 6S

first_imgA fan takes a selfie with Lucy the robot. Photo credit: ATOMIC 212 Advertisement We’ve reported in the past about the madness that always surrounds Apple’s annual product refreshes. In 2012 a teenager sold his kidney so he could afford the iPhone and other gadgets, and this month two Chinese men were arrested before they could successfully sell their kidneys to an online agent to raise cash for the iPhone 6S. Then in 2013 a couple from Shanghai put their daughter up for adoption illegally and used part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone and iPad. There’s a sperm bank, also in China, that is enticing donors with promises of a free iPhone 6S.Now one Apple fan who badly wants to be the first to get the iPhone 6S but couldn’t get 2 days off work to line up has sent a robot to do the dirty work for her! The telepresence robot named Lucy after its owner is essentially an iPad attached to a Sedway-type device so it allows her to be there without being there physically.[related-posts]The robot took the fourth position in the line at the flaghsip Apple store at 5am, and the owner is communicating through it from the warmth of her office. – Advertisement – Apparently the company she works for, media Agency Atomic 212 has sourced and build 6 of these robots to play with in the office, and they use them for everything, just to show new technology.The robot is awaiting the arrival of the latest iPhones on Friday, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus. Australia is the first country in the world to get the devices, due to the advantage of timezones.[Mashable]last_img read more