Marie Louise McConville: Save your crocodile tears Rebekah, I'm backing Coleen all the way

Social media has gone into meltdown after WAG Coleen Rooney turned sleuth and exposed fellow footballer's wife, Rebekah Vardy of being responsible for selling stories about her and her family
Marie Louise McConville

Come on, it's a simple question - who's your money on?

It's a battle that's been heating up very publicly in recent days but I have no doubt whose flag I'm flying - Coleen Rooney's of course.

Forget the rugby, unless you've been living on the moon, you will all have heard, read or seen details of the biggest social media bust-up in recent years, and I am fully invested.

Basically, Mrs Rooney - who is married to footballer Wayne Rooney - has not been happy this past while back because someone has been selling stories to the press about her and her family.

Fed up and at the end of her tether with this behaviour, she donned her trusty Colombo overcoat to smoke out the culprit.

Very cleverly, she planted a number of fake stories on her Instagram page.

She then blocked everyone from seeing said stories except the one person she suspected was responsible.

And, what do you know, over time, each story made its way into the papers.

So then Coleen `Jessica Fletcher' Rooney took to social media to do the big reveal, explaining how she had set a trap, how all the stories had been viewed by only one person and that person was Rebekah Vardy - who is married to fellow footballer, Jamie Vardy - duh, duh, duh.

Obviously, social media went into meltdown and immediately Rebekah Vardy strongly denied any involvement claiming her Instagram account can be accessed by others.

Enough Becky, save your denials, I for one am not convinced.

No amount of photos of you in tears - even though you are heavily pregnant - will make me sympathise with you.

I'll be honest, I've always been one for being the bigger person, turning the other cheek so to speak and walking away with your dignity but to be fair, Coleen Rooney played a belter here.

While I've never really been a fan, and have in the past questioned the fact that she put up with her husband's antics, I've got a new found respect for her this week.

She thought this plan through, executed it perfectly and exposed someone she believes is not a loyal friend.

At the end of the day, yes, I understand Rebekah Vardy is pregnant and I certainly do not agree with the troll attacks directed at her online, but I back Coleen all the way here.

Well done Coleen for taking steps to protect your family.

Becky, I'm afraid you do not come out of this at all well but if there is evidence that clears your name then get it out there.

One thing's for sure, this gripping saga is set to run and run.


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