The Football Association has charged Man Utd's Wayne Rooney with "using offensive language" after the striker allegedly swore directly into a camera after scoring a hat trick against West Ham last Saturday.
The foul mouthed rant could result in the England man receiving up to a 2 match ban.
But Rooney has responded by clarifying the situation and advising that his comments were not offensive at all :
"I deeply regret the suggestion that I in any shape or form used offensive language at Upton Park.
While I agree that on the face of it I appeared to use certain four letter words, nothing could actually have been further from the truth.
The comments I made were actually Libyan words of support for the anti Gadaffi forces - namely 'Fook Off' (Down With The Tyrant) and 'Fook Yooz' (The Tyrant Must Be Defeated)".
Rooney also went on to say that he had been studying the Berber language for a number of months as he intended setting up a football camp in Tripoli for disadvantaged Libyan children.
In light of this explanation, the FA are not only considering reversing their decision to charge Rooney but also to recommend him for sainthood.