Rooney scores and hurls abuse down a television camera; and is banned for two games. da Costa admits physically assaulting a woman - and is allegedly accused of a sexual assault that he denies - and yet, injury aside, would be available for selection.
Tell me, what's worse? Cole faces an FA charge for a joke on Twitter. Gabbidon may well follow for an F word ranting Tweet. And yet on Saturday, there was da Costa, playing with total impunity, a couple of days ahead of a hearing regarding allegations of sexual and physical abuse of a woman - and da Costa isn't denying the latter charge! Meanwhile Rooney sat out an FA Cup semifinal for an F word rant.
And it gets worse! Apparently, Keane could be in breach of contract for hopping on a motor bike; interestingly, that is forbidden specifically, whilst going to a nightclub, getting tanked up and lamping a woman isn't seemingly. Confused values perhaps?
But put all this to one side and ask yourself, what sense was there in picking da Costa whilst all this was going on? Would it be surprising if his concentration and focus were not one hundred percent in the circumstances? He should not be allowed anywhere near a football pitch until he has been sentenced in my opinion - for moral and ethical reasons and from the point of view that he is unlikely to be mentally attuned to the game he is involved in.
And finally, the incident again highlights everything that is wrong at West Ham. Down the years Faces has been a favoured haunt and Essex girls flock there looking to lay a player. Is it any wonder that things go wrong when the club don't even employ a couple of minders at the club to keep an eye on what is going on? Another example of crass stupidity in my book.
So Rooney scores and swears; and is banned. da Costa doesn't score and assaults a woman; and isn't. The game has gone crazy again!