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Rebekah Vardy sent 'FFS' Instagram message to Danny Drinkwater after crash

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Rebekah Vardy messaged ‘What have you done FFS?’ to footballer Danny Drinkwater after he crashed his car while drink driving, the Wagatha Christie trial heard today. 

The WAG, 40, told her lawyer Hugh Tomlinson that she made the comments to Drinkwater in a private message on Instagram after the incident in 2019. 

The acronym ‘FFS’ stands for ‘For F**k Sake’ – and earlier this week the court heard Rebekah explain this to Coleen’s lawyer David Sherborne.

Rebekah admits to then leaking news to the media via her agent, Caroline Watt, but denies asking Drinkwater for his address so she could send photographers and reporters around to his home. 

Rebekah, meanwhile, bore a stern expression as she walked up to the steps of the famous court accompanied by her bodyguards

Rebekah (seen today) said she sent the information on Drinkwater’s night in the cells to her agent Caroline Watt because she was ‘deeply affected’ by drink-driving after her ex-husband ‘killed two people’

Steve Clark was the boss at Rebekah's timeshare company. She met him while in her twenties but they split after he caused a head-on crash which killed two people and saw him sentenced to two years in jail

Steve Clark was the boss at Rebekah’s timeshare company. She met him while in her twenties but they split after he caused a head-on crash which killed two people and saw him sentenced to two years in jail

Earlier this week, Coleen's lawyer, David Sherborne, read texts exchanged by Rebekah and Ms Watt about Drinkwater

Earlier this week, Coleen’s lawyer, David Sherborne, read texts exchanged by Rebekah and Ms Watt about Drinkwater 

Rebekah admitted earlier in the trial to leaking the story about his night in the cells to the media via her agent, Caroline Watt, because she was ‘deeply affected’ by drink-driving after her ex-husband ‘killed two people’. 

Steve Clark was the boss at Rebekah’s timeshare company. She met him while in her twenties but they split after he caused a head-on crash which killed two people and saw him sentenced to two years in jail.

Rebekah is suing fellow footballer’s wife Coleen Rooney, 36, for libel, with the £3million week-long trial under way at the High Court. 

Coleen publicly claimed in October 2019 that Rebekah leaked three stories from a private Instagram account to the Sun, an allegation Rebekah says is false and defamatory. 

Earlier this week, Coleen’s lawyer, David Sherborne, read texts exchanged by Rebekah and Ms Watt. 

Mr Sherborne said: ‘You say ‘he’s only just been let out of the cells last night’ and then said you wanted paying for this.

‘To which she said ”which police station? They will need to confirm with the police station before they write it”.

‘The ”they” she’s referring to is The Sun, isn’t it?’

Rebekah confirmed ‘they’ referred to The Sun, but claimed her comment about wanting money ‘wasn’t serious’. 

Drinkwater used to play for Leicester City with her husband, Jamie Vardy, and in 2019 played for Chelsea. He is now at Reading

Rebekah sent a message to Ms Watt to tell her that Drinkwater had been arrested, the court heard.

‘Danny Drinkwater arrested… Crashed his car drunk with 2 girls in it … both in hospital one with broken ribs,’ court documents show.

Rebekah also said: ‘I want paying for this.’

She told the court she was ‘deeply affected’ by drink-driving as her ex-husband ‘killed two people’.

Drinkwater used to play for Leicester City with her husband, Jamie Vardy, and in 2019 played for Chelsea. He is now at Reading

Drinkwater used to play for Leicester City with her husband, Jamie Vardy, and in 2019 played for Chelsea. He is now at Reading

Later, it emerged the story had already come out.

‘Holy F*** … I’m fuming I didn’t give it to you earlier,’ Rebekah sent in a message to Ms Watt.

‘Me too,’ Ms Watt replied. ‘That would have been a fortune.’

Rebekah told the court that was correct but added Ms Watt also included ‘laughing face’ emojis.

‘I realise how badly they read and again I apologise,’ she says. ‘But again these are private conversations between two people… that knew each other’s sense of humour.’

Mr Sherborne asks if this was a joke or serious, and says Rebekah ‘can’t have it both ways’.

Rebekah said in relation to her message exchange with Ms Watt about the Drinkwater story that ‘it was something that wrongly I got involved with’.

She said she apologised and that the ‘messages were not good’, adding it was about something that ‘affected me very badly in the past’.

Jamie Vardy training with his fellow Leicester player Riyad Mahrez. Today, Rebekah was accused of leaking a story about Mahrez missing training

Jamie Vardy training with his fellow Leicester player Riyad Mahrez. Today, Rebekah was accused of leaking a story about Mahrez missing training 

In May 2019, Drinkwater was banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to carry out 70 hours’ community service after admitting drink-driving.

He had two women passengers in the car and caused £50,000 of damage to the vehicle.

During the exchange over Drinkwater’s crash, Ms Watt urged Rebekah to contact the footballer on Instagram because they needed to find out his address in Cheshire, the court was told.

It was part of an exchange in which Ms Watt explained that she needed more details to help journalists follow up the story, according to Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne.

But Rebekah denied this.

She said: ‘If I did message him, and I can’t remember if I did, I would probably have told him he is a f****** idiot.’

The trial continues.  

Coleen and Wayne Rooney walked through a crowd of photographers as they entered the Royal Courts of Justice for the fourth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial

Coleen and Wayne Rooney walked through a crowd of photographers as they entered the Royal Courts of Justice for the fourth day of the Wagatha Christie libel trial 

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