Coleen Rooney "shocked" that photo of crying son Kai is used on newspaper front page

Published Tuesday, Jun 28 2016, 13:43 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Coleen Rooney has revealed her anger after an image of her crying son Kai was used on a newspaper front cover today.

The picture was taken after England - captained by Coleen's husband and Kai's father Wayne – lost against Iceland in Monday night's Euro 2016 game.

Coleen had been in the stands cheering on her husband with their son Kai, six.

Wayne Rooney takes a break from Euro 2016 training for a day at Disneyland Paris with his sons, Kai, Klay and Kit - 22 June 2016

© Twitter / @ColeenRoo

Wayne with his and Coleen's three sons during a break from Euro 2016 last week.

Coleen Rooney tweets about Kai's picture being used on newspaper front cover, 2016

© Twitter / @coleenroo

But their ecstasy at England taking an early lead thanks to a penalty scored by Wayne soon turned to agony, as Iceland went on to score another two goals, knocking England out of the competition.

A photo of Kai in tears was used on a national newspaper's cover today to illustrate the defeat.

Coleen tweeted today: "Yes I've seen that front page and it's absolutely shocking!!"

Many of Coleen's followers responded, saying they believed it was wrong to use a photo of an upset child in distress on a newspaper cover, and that neither Kai nor Coleen had anything to do with England's loss.

Coleen Rooney, wife of England's forward Wayne Rooney, attends the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 27, 2016. England lost 2-1 to Iceland. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

© PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

One said the image of Kai crying had been used to make a "petty point" while another said: "Using a child to highlight his dad's performance is out of order."

Another said: "That is disgusting! Your children aren't apart of what you do! 1 man is t to blame there were 11 of them out on that pitch! (sic)."

Coleen has been in France with her and Wayne's children since the start of the competition, cheering him on. They're also parents to son Klay, three, and baby Kit, born in January.

After being questioned on whether the Rooneys would be fined for allowing Kai to watch the football during term time, Coleen recently explained on Twitter that Kai went to private school, which is why he had been allowed to attend the football, adding the school had given them extra work to take away to France.

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