Wayne Rooney has confirmed his arrest on a misdemeanour charge at a Virginia, USA airport 10 days before Christmas.
The football player, 33, was fined $25 for public intoxication and swearing at Washington Dulles International Airport but he was released shortly after being detained at the airport.
A representative for the British footballer said: ‘During the flight, Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival.
‘He was approached by police who arrested him on a minor misdemeanour charge. He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterward at the airport. The matter is now at an end.
‘Wayne would like to put on record his appreciation for the manner he was treated by all involved.’ Read more