Rooney Scholes banned from having name iced on Easter egg

Wayne Rooney looks dejected against Manchester City on September 22, 2013.
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Three-year-old boy Rooney Scholes is banned from having his name iced on an Easter egg due to fears of breaching copyright laws.

A three-year-old boy was banned from having his name Rooney iced on an Easter egg due to fears of copyright.

A family friend attempted to buy the youngster, who is named after Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, a treat from chocolate shop Thorntons.

However, staff at the shop in Bury town centre refused to ice his name onto the chocolate egg due to concerns that they could be violating the England footballer's copyright.

The boy's mother Jo-anne Scholes, of Rochdale, told the Manchester Evening News: "It's just pathetic that they wouldn't let a child have his name on an Easter egg for fear of upsetting Wayne Rooney. I can't imagine Wayne Rooney would care less."

The shop eventually compromised by icing his full name Rooney Scholes on the chocolate.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores the opening goal with a long range shot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at Boleyn Ground on March 22, 2014
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