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The parents of a girl who was photographed with Derby County boss Wayne Rooney have questioned why he "invited them over to his VIP booth" while at a nightclub.
A handful of photos that include the Manchester United record-goalscorer and former England skipper have done the rounds on social media.
Rooney has since reportedly alleged that he was blackmailed.
While one snap appeared to show Rooney fast asleep on a chair, another featured a half-naked woman posing jokingly just inches from his head.
One of those present has been named as Snapchat model Tayler Ryan, and the Mum of the 21-year-old has now spoken out criticising both the former professional footballer and her daughter.
Tayler's mum Angela told The Sun : "The poor girls were just going out for a 21st birthday.
“They’re 21 and he’s nearly 40. He’s invited them over.
"He sent over a security guard to invite them over to his VIP booth. It’s upset them all. They’re in tears. She’s a good girl and comes from a decent family."
Tayler is said to have been out with pals Elise Melvin and Brooke Morgan during the evening in question, with one source telling them that it was for a friend's birthday celebration.
There is no suggestion proud family man Rooney did anything untoward or behaved inappropriately with it unclear how old the pictures are, and he was pictured back on the training ground on Monday.
The previous week, Rooney had spoken about the season head with the Rams after they managed to secure Championship safety of the final day of the previous campaign.
He said following a pre-season defeat to Salford and his transfer plans going forward: "They have said we can sign four players but really it's going to be very difficult for us to bring any players in under the circumstances we are in.
"It is my job to bring some dignity and some pride back to this club.
"I think the fans need to see that. Myself, the coaches, the players are all working towards that but where we are at, if we can't bring any players in it will be very difficult for me to put a team out to start the first game of the season.
"So, we need help from other people, hopefully that comes, hopefully we can get that because if not we won't be able to compete."
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