VIDEO: Thorntons refuse Easter egg for boy named Rooney Scholes

Chocolate company Thorntons refused to customise an Easter egg with the first name of a boy named Rooney Scholes by his Manchester United-mad mother.

Rooney Scholes with his mother who is angry after Thorntons refused them a customised Easter egg
Rooney Scholes and Mother Scholes (Image: YouTube/ThanksAddMe)

A Manchester United-mad mother who named her son Rooney Scholes has been angered by chocolate company Thorntons’ refusal to customise an Easter egg with her son’s first name on.


Mail Online report that, apparently worried by possible “copyright issues”, the confectionery maker in Bury did not want to produce a seasonal egg with just “Rooney” on it, but eventually reached a compromise – writing his full name “Rooney Scholes” accross the item.

Jo-Anne, a mother-of-four, is said to have branded behaviour of chocolate shop staff “madness” and the shop’s behaviour “barmy”.

It’s madness because why have they agreed to put his full name on it?

Surely if they can’t do one then they can’t do both, it’s beyond belief.

Mrs Scholes did not think Wayne Rooney “would be bothered in the slightest” because he has children of his own.

What should have been a nice surprise for Easter has turned into a total farce.

It’s just pathetic that they wouldn’t let a child have his name on an Easter egg for fear of upsetting Wayne Rooney.

It’s just nonsense anyway. Rooney is his name, does that mean he’s not allowed to have his name on anything because he shares it with a famous footballer?

Mail Online continue:

She said that she had been upset by the fact that Rooney could not just have his first name on the egg because it made the present ‘impersonal.

She said having his full name on the chocolate looking ‘a bit silly really’.

The mother from Rochdale explained that she named her youngest child Rooney as a tribute to Wayne who has been her favourite player “for years”, “just because of his style of play and the way he carries the team”.

I had a couple of nervy moments when it looked like Wayne might be off to Chelsea in the summer but thankfully he stayed where he belongs.

In response to the complaint, a spokesman for Thorntons said:

Thorntons apologises for the service provided to Ms. Scholes at the weekend.

The Company does abide by copyright laws but these were not applicable in this case.

Our free Personalising Easter eggs service is something that our customers enjoy and are usually delighted with and we are very sorry that this was not the case in this instance.

Disappointingly it appears a spokesman for Wayne Rooney, contacted by the newspaper, declined to comment.

We are treated to a bit more info on three-year-old Rooney Scholes’s mother though:

Mrs Scholes is a huge Manchester United fan and also has a tattoo of former player Eric Cantona on her arm.

She also has two cats called Cantona and Berbatov, named after Bulgarian player Dimitar Berbatov who left United in 2012.

Mrs Scholes other son is called Anderson but the choice preceded the arrival of Brazilian footballer Anderson who has now left the club…

Watch as the angry mum of Rooney Scholes complains about Thorntons in the video below:

The Daily Mail comments were unexpectedly fun in this instance, and credit must go to Wallychops for this gem:

poor boy……my son Hoddle Waddle had the same problem