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Wag war: footballers’ wives go at it over ‘leaked’ tabloid stories

Wayne Rooney’s wife Colleen says her online sleuthing revealed Jamie Vardy’s wife as the leak of salacious tidbits

Bill Gardner

It is a whodunnit that has already been labelled “Wagatha Christie”.

Coleen Rooney, the wife of former England footballer Wayne and no shrinking violet when it comes to publicity, was perplexed as to how stories about her family were appearing in the tabloid press. So to catch the mystery mole, she set a trap. And after a five-month investigation, Mrs Rooney has caught who she says is the culprit: a social media account belonging to Rebekah Vardy, wife of the Leicester City and former England player Jamie.

Both Rebekah and Colleen are so-called WAGs – the “wives and girlfriends” of famous footballers. This week, Colleen announced the findings of her sting, prompting a huge reaction. Netflix immediately promised to make a documentary about the saga, while Conservative MPs praised her ability to flush out the source of leaks...

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