On Tuesday, former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney testified in a London court in connection with the so-called “Wagatha Christie” case, where his wife Coleen is being sued for defamation against Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah.
Coleen Rooney has accused Rebekah “Becky” Vardy of feeding The Sun stories about Rooney, something Vardy denies having done.
Wayne Rooney told the court that during the European Football Championship in 2016, where he was captain of England, he was asked by the national team management to talk to Jamie Vardy to get the striker to ask his wife to calm down.
According to Rooney, the national team management was worried that Rebekah “Becky” Vardy would create non-sporting disruptions during the championship.
– There was a lot of negativity in the media that the players and the national team coach did not want, so he asked if I could talk to Jamie and I did. “I think there were several issues with Rebekah that the leaders of the team asked me to talk to Jamie about,” Rooney replied Sky News.
– It was of course uncomfortable for me, he added.
Jamie Vardy claims this is pure lie.
– He must be confused, because he never spoke to me about problems regarding Becky’s media work during the European Championships in 2016, Vardy says in a statement given outside the court, ie not under oath.
The court also got to see the fictional Instagram posts that Coleen Rooney posted to see if they ended up in The Sun. According to Coleen Rooney, she set the records so that they were only visible to Rebekah Vardy.
The trial is scheduled to end on Thursday.