Twitter erupted this morning when Coleen Rooney sensationally accused a fellow footballer’s wife of leaking her private Instagram stories to the press.
This has been a burden in my life for a few years now and finally I have got to the bottom of it…… pic.twitter.com/0YqJAoXuK1
— Coleen Rooney (@ColeenRoo) October 9, 2019
As ever, social media was quick to react. One follower of the drama ensured that Vardy was aware of her rights.
Rebekah Vardy had the right to be interviewed by a WAG at least one rank senior pic.twitter.com/XkKieOLBIq
— Rob Fuller (@robfuller91) October 9, 2019
Whilst another seemed unsure quite what was true and what was false anymore.
Is Wayne Rooney still moving to Derby, or was that just Coleen having Rebekah Vardy on and it’s gone too far?
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) October 9, 2019
Coleen’s detective work didn’t go unpraised
Coleen Rooney: WAGagtha Christie.
— Dan Atkinson (@Danatkinson) October 9, 2019
With the spat occurring on a public platform, the usual suspects were quick to chime in.
Everyone reading Coleen Rooney’s tweet. pic.twitter.com/sxQ01ZyYrs
— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) October 9, 2019
And one person suggested that the incident should be referred to the fourth official.
— Sam (@the_cannon) October 9, 2019
As usual, Eddie Hearn had something to say on the matter.
Rebekah Vardy reporting all of Coleen’s fake stories back to The Sun: https://t.co/o79Po31AFg
— BSN (@BallStreet) October 9, 2019
Well, a couple of things actually.
The Sun: “Any chance of you sending us another one of Coleen’s private posts, Rebekah?”
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) October 9, 2019
Before too long the accused, Rebekah Vardy, offered her retort and declared her innocence, claiming she had done nothing wrong.
— Rebekah Vardy (@RebekahVardy) October 9, 2019
Her denial was compared to that of another famous footballing personality.
Rebekah Vardy trying to explain herself to Coleen Rooney https://t.co/RK477XWO7B
— Masai Lincoln (@MasaiLincoln) October 9, 2019
And soon after the Vardys were seen making a joint statement in person.
“Over the years, various people have had access to my Insta and just this week I found I was following people I didn’t know and have never followed myself.” pic.twitter.com/0uyHnbstTq
— Andy Ha (@AndyHa_) October 9, 2019
Some people were offering no pretence whatsoever as to how much they were enjoying the situation.
Me after reading Coleen Rooney’s post on Rebekah Vardy: pic.twitter.com/MM7DZoZlxV
— Tom Carnduff (@TomC_22) October 9, 2019
It wasn’t the only Gavin and Stacey-based reaction.
Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney calling each other pic.twitter.com/qkk0QxceN0
— Roarbie Fowler ? (@AlfieJ97) October 9, 2019
Any excuse to crowbar in veganism.
I’m a vegan and I’m HERE FOR THIS BEEF
— Chas Newkey-Burden (@allthatchas) October 9, 2019
It was certainly a distraction from the international break.
“It’s Coleen Rooney vs. Rebekah Vardy on Wednesday Morning Football… AND IT’S LIVE !” pic.twitter.com/HrNCJSGyom
— Claude Wu ? ⚪️ (@claudewuAFC) October 9, 2019
People were rushing online to witness what was unfolding.
“Get on Twitter, Coleen Rooney is laying into Rebekah Vardy” pic.twitter.com/y3U26BKpF4
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) October 9, 2019
Meanwhile, one shrewd Fantasy Football player just cared about how it might affect his fantasy team.
Hi @RebekahVardy can you let me know if this outing will effect Jamie’s head going into the next game week for fantasy football, i feel it might be best if I take him out …
— Ludavizzle (@Ludowwfc) October 9, 2019
Though a different game was brought to mind for someone else.
Guess Who? Colleen Rooney edition pic.twitter.com/kUDXXnCf3a
— Everyone’s Favourite Jim (@JimmerUK) October 9, 2019
And in a shocking final twist, the man who seemingly gave Coleen her idea back in January was brought to the world’s attention. His name is Dave.
Introducing Dave, the man who inadvertently kicked off the greatest Twitter beef of 2019 https://t.co/Y9JWDKjqgp
— Conor Pope (@Conorpope) October 9, 2019