Comments best left unsaid may prove costly.
[SWIFT KICKS] The FA wants to talk to Wayne Rooney about some comments he made in a recent interview with Sky Sports.
The Derby County manager said he changed his studs to "long metal ones" when playing for Manchester United at Chelsea in 2006 because he "wanted to try and hurt someone".
In the game in question, United were beaten 3-0 and Chelsea went on to win the Premier League that season.
"We knew if Chelsea won then they had won the league that day," said Rooney.
"Until my last game for Derby, I always wore the old plastic studs with the metal tip. For that game I changed them to big, long metal ones - the maximum length you could have because I wanted to try and hurt someone, try and injure someone. I knew they were going to win that game. You could feel they were a better team at the time so I changed my studs. The studs were legal but thinking if there's a challenge there I knew I'd want to go in for it properly, basically. I did actually.
"John Terry left the stadium on crutches. I left a hole in his foot and then I signed my shirt to him after the game... and a few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back. If you look back when they were celebrating, JT's got his crutches from that tackle."
Responding to Rooney's comments, Terry posted a message on social media with a number of laughing emojis and said: "Is this when you left your stud in my foot?"
In 2002, ex-Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane was banned and fined by the FA after a claim in his autobiography that he deliberately set out to hurt Manchester City midfielder Alf Inge Haaland in a game in April 2001. No word yet on what will happen to Rooney.