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The Sun put a picture of Wayne Rooney's crying six-year-old son on its front page

Unsurprisingly, Coleen Rooney isn’t happy.

Coleen Rooney and her two older sons, Kai and Klay, at a match earlier this month.
Coleen Rooney and her two older sons, Kai and Klay, at a match earlier this month.
Image: Joe Giddens

THE SUN NEWSPAPER has come under fire after it put a photograph of England football captain Wayne Rooney’s crying son on its front page today.

The British newspaper ran a picture of the crying six-year-old, Kai Rooney, under the caption, “Oh Dad, what have Roo done?” in the wake of England’s shock defeat against Iceland at Euro 2016 last night.

The paper described Kai as “distraught last night after dad Wayne leads England to defeat”.

Rooney’s wife, Coleen Rooney, took to Twitter to respond to the use of her son’s image, saying it was “absolutely shocking”.

The couple have three sons, Kai, 6, Klay, 3, and Kit, five months. Rooney has already battled online criticism for taking her eldest out of school to attend the tournament.

Several others took to Twitter to criticise The Sun for its choice of front page.

The English media has been particularly scathing of its team’s performance in the wake of last night’s shock defeat, which has been described as the worst night in England’s footballing history.

England manager Roy Hodgson announced his resignation shortly after England was knocked out of the tournament after being beaten 2-1 by Iceland.

Rooney dismissed suggestions he is considering his international future in the wake of the defeat, but said he was “gutted” at the result.

England v Iceland - UEFA Euro 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade de Nice Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

“I feel disappointed, gutted, it’s a hard one to take. We had a good chance of going through and after such a good start, conceding two sloppy goals, we’re disappointed,” he said.

I think it’s hard to see it now but the future is bright, going back to tonight it’s a tough one to take, it’ll take a bit of time for sure but we’ll have to try and dust ourselves off as quick as we can and move on.

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