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Man Utd stars Ferdinand, Rooney in shock by London riots

Manchester United stars Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney are shocked by the London riots. Ferdinand, 32, was watching television pictures of the violent scenes on Monday night which saw vehicles and property go up in flames and shops looted, and suggested the Army should be brought in to quell the disorder.

He wrote in three consecutive messages on Twitter: "The scenes on Sky news right now are shocking..what is this all in aid of?? Innocent peoples [sic] homes + livelihoods have gone up in smoke-why?

"It seems these kids/people have no fear or respect for the police....maybe the army will get that respect??

"And I am not saying bring violence, I am saying the presence of the army may make these kids/people think twice about continuing this??"

Ferdinand's England and Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney pleaded for the trouble to stop.

Rooney wrote on Twitter: "These riots are nuts why would people do this to there [sic] own country. Own city. This is embarrassing for our country. Stop please."

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