The downfall of Rebekah Vardy in the Wagatha Christie battle with Coleen Rooney

Rebekah Vardy’s decision to sue Coleen Rooney for libel will be remembered as one of the biggest own goals in UK legal history.By insisting on a full trial in the glare of the international media, Vardy transformed a social media spat into a full-scale war of the WAGs in which her own reputation was damaged, perhaps irretrievably.Aside from an estimated £3 million legal bill, the 40-year-old has managed to set in concrete that she was secretly leaking stories to the media about a fellow footballer’s wife and plotting to release stories about her husband’s teammates.

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