Rooney to be fall Guy for bonfire night

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A bonfire society unveiled its annual guy in the form of Wayne Rooney.

The 49ft creation, with green Shrek-style ears to mock the Manchester United player's likeness to the animated ogre, will go up in flames at Edenbridge Bonfire Society's annual parade on Saturday.

Charles Laver, of the society in Kent, said Rooney was chosen as this year's guy after being plastered all over the tabloids in recent months, following allegations about his private life and his controversial contract negotiations with Manchester United.

"I hate football myself so I'm quite happy to burn a footballer," Mr Laver said.

Dressed in full kit, the giant Rooney clutches a copy of his new five-year contract and a holdall full of cash. Last year an effigy of Katie Price, aka Jordan, was burnt.