Wayne Rooney: Football star apologises to family after leaked hotel images with semi-naked women emerged online

Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and Derby after leaked images of him in a hotel room with a group of young women emerged online.

Pictures appearing to show the Derby County manager asleep in a hotel room surrounded by three young women went viral over the weekend.

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Cheshire Police confirmed on Tuesday they would not be taking action against a complaint of blackmail made by Rooney’s representatives.

The 35-year-old apologised to his family over the images on Wednesday evening, July 28.

“I made a mistake,” Derby manager Rooney told Sky Sports after the Championship club’s friendly against Real Betis.

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“I went to a private party with two of my friends and from me, I’d like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round and I want to move forward on this.

“I’m grateful to Derby County for giving me this opportunity to get this club back to where it belongs, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure I do that.”

The Rams host Notts County in a friendly on Sunday ahead of their opening match of the Championship season on Saturday, August 7 against Huddersfield.