So THAT’S why she was told to ‘calm down’! Rebekah Vardy’s VERY busy Euro 2016 saw her slam French police, ‘make an FA official cry’ over seating row, and post more than 40 snaps from the contest
- Wayne Rooney was asked by Roy Hodgson to speak to Jamie Vardy at Euro 2016
- Said he was told to ask Rebekah Vardy to ‘calm down’ during the tournament
- Becky was active on social media throughout the contest, sharing daily posts
- WAG slammed French police on Twitter, calling contest ‘worst experience EVER’
- Posted plenty of selfies and several snaps from outside her private jet
- FA official said she was ‘in tears’ after arguing with Becky’s friends over seating
Rebekah Vardy slammed French police on Twitter, ‘made an FA official cry’, and shared daily selfies on Instagram during the Euro 2016 tournament – before Wayne Rooney was told to warn her husband Jamie she ‘needed to calm down.’
The High Court yesterday heard how Rooney was asked by then England manager Roy Hodgson to speak to fellow footballer Vardy about his then-new wife during the contest.
The tournament came mere weeks after Jamie had married Rebekah in a lavish ceremony in Peckforton Castle, sharing the photographs with Hello! magazine.
Rooney explained in court: ‘I was asked to speak to my teammate Jamie Vardy about the fact that Becky’s media activities were causing problems and distractions which the FA wanted to avoid.’
But just what exactly was Rebekah doing during the tournament which was causing such a furor? Here FEMAIL reveals all of ‘Becky’s media activities’…
Rebekah Vardy’s VERY busy Euro 2016: The WAG slammed French police on Twitter, ‘made an FA official cry’ during an argument over seating and shared daily selfies on Instagram during the Euro 2016 tournament
The 40-year-old posted over 40 snaps on her Instagram page during the month-long tournament, including multiple photos as she posed behind-the-scenes at games (left) and of her lavish lifestyle as a WAG (right)
REPEATEDLY SLAMMED FRENCH POLICE
In a series of tweets and social media posts shared at the start of the Euro 2016 tournament, Rebekah repeatedly slammed French police and the security at the contest.
The tournament was fraught with scenes of violence and hooliganism as hundreds of football fans squared off in Marseille.
England and Russia fans hurled beer bottles and chairs and drawing volleys of tear gas from riot police who struggled to contain the fighting in the narrow streets of the Old Port district.
UEFA even threatened to ban England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there were further violence following ugly scenes in the Stade Vélodrome.
The Euro 2016 tournament was fraught with scenes of violence and hooliganism as hundreds of football fans squared off in Marseille
In a series of tweets and social media posts shared at the start of the Euro 2016 tournament, Rebekah repeatedly slammed French police and the security at the contest
In a further tweet posted the following day, the WAG insisted she hadn’t seen ‘any fans being violent’ from where she was
PENNED A COLUMN IN THE SUN
Wayne told the High Court yesterday that the England management feared that Rebekah had ‘some kind of column in The Sun’.
Rooney added: ‘I think there was a few things at the time with Rebekah which the leaders of the team asked me to speak to Jamie about.
‘I was at the understanding Rebekah had a column in The Sun newspaper and as I state…
‘I obviously had better things on my mind. It was obviously awkward for me.’
In the column, which Rebekah wrote throughout the tournament, she spoke about her experience at the Euros.
Among the revelations was the detail she had sat behind Coleen at a 2016 Euros match.
In court, it was alleged she had done so to bolster her public image – but she branded the claims ‘ridiculous’.
Rebekah was among the most vocal of the WAGs who slammed French police publicly online for the way England fans were treated.
She shared a number of tweets about the incidents, saying: ‘That has to be up there with the worst experience EVER at an away game!
‘Teargassed for no reason, caged and treated like animals! Shocking!’
She continued: ‘I witnessed this with my own eyes! I can’t comment on things I didn’t see, but what I got caught up in was horrific and uncalled for!’
In a third tweet, she continued: ‘And this happened before the game even kicked off!’
The following day, she went on to share another Tweet in response to a follower, writing: ‘I didn’t see any England fans being violent where I was!
‘I can’t speak for anyone else though
Meanwhile she also shared a number of photographs of England fans as well as French police standing in the crowd outside the stadium.
Alongside an image of a crowd of England fans in the country, she wrote: ‘England fans having a good time.’
She also posted a selfie as she tucked into a pint of beer, writing: ‘Before it all kicked off… Everyone enjoying themselves.’
In a third snap shared on her Instagram page that day, she posted a snap of a group of riot police standing amongst England fans.
She commented: ‘Riot police making their presence felt! Unhelpful in guiding fans or general assistance.’
After sharing a number of tweets about the security at the contest, Rebekah shared an Instagram post showing police in riot gear, but called them ‘unhelpful’
Meanwhile the WAG also posted a snap as she tucked into a large pint of beer which she said was ‘before it all kicked off’
‘LEFT FA OFFICIAL IN TEARS’ AFTER ARGUMENT OVER SEATING
Former FA family liaison officer, Harpreet Robertson, told the High Court yesterday she was nearly ‘in tears’ after being abused by friends of Rebekah who were sat in her reserved seats during a Euro 2016 game.
She told how Rebekah ditched her allocated seats so she could sit behind Coleen for the clash between England and Wales.
The court had previously heard Rebekah sat behind Coleen to ‘maximise media attention’ and it led to ‘a commotion’ with members of Rebekah’s party and ended up causing security concerns.
Mrs Robertson dismissed Rebekah’s claims that she ended up sitting behind Coleen because the WAG had taken her seats and she ‘didn’t want to make a fuss’.
Former FA family liaison officer, Harpreet Robertson, told the High Court yesterday how Rebekah ditched her allocated seats so she could sit behind Coleen for the clash between England and Wales
Describing the events she said in her written statement: ‘During the game against Wales on June 16 2016, Rebecca and her five guests were given seats several rows in front of Coleen and some 15-20 seats to her left, when looking at the pitch, so nowhere near each other.
‘Around 10 minutes before kick-off, I arrived at my seat to find a number of people already sat in the seats I had reserved for myself and FA security team members.
‘I asked them to move but they refused and were incredibly rude and abusive to me, remarking words to the effect of ‘we can sit where we like, f**k off’.
CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH JAMIE WHICH WAS ‘DISTRACTING’
During the court case yesterday, Wayne told how Rebekah spent so much time speaking to her husband on FaceTime during Euro 2016 preparations that it was almost like she was ‘almost there with the team’.
Rooney, who was England captain during the tournament, said while teammates were playing darts and pool in their down time, Vardy was speaking to his wife.
Rooney said: ‘It was spoken amongst the players that no one should have any distractions.
‘We didn’t want any newspaper articles or columns. I was asked to speak to Mr Vardy by the England manager, which I did so.’
Rooney said he ‘100 per cent’ spoke to Mr Vardy but did not know if Mr Vardy then spoke to his wife.
‘It wasn’t my place to speak to Mrs Vardy,’ Rooney said.
Under questioning from Mr Tomlinson, Rooney said he did not remember him and Vardy speaking to a Sun journalist.
‘As England captain I would always try and protect the players in public as much as I could,’ Rooney said.
‘An altercation followed which almost reduced me to tears. I soon realised that these people were the guests of Becky.’
Mrs Robertson, who had worked for the FA for 10 years, said: ‘Becky was sat in the row in front my seats, and where two of her guests were now sitting, in the row directly behind Coleen and her family.’
She said Coleen’s group were ‘sat in the seats that had always been allocated to them and were not sat in Becky’s allocated seats as Becky contends.
Mrs Robertson added: ‘Becky could plainly hear what was being said between me and her guests.
‘I recall that Becky’s guests were a man who had a private plane, and his sons, and that Becky would sometimes travel on his private plane.
‘After some back and forth, together with the FA security team, I took the decision to sit elsewhere.
‘This compromised security for the entire players family and friends group to at least some extent.
‘The seat that Becky was sat in during the game on 16 June 2016 was not her allocated seat.
‘Coleen and her children had already sat in their allocated seats by the time Becky came to take a seat. Becky had chosen to sit behind Coleen rather than take the seats that I had allocated to her.’
Mrs Robertson told the court how Rebekah did not even appear to be interested in the match in which her husband scored the first goal in a 2-1 victory.
She said ‘it appeared’ that Rebekah ‘wanted to be sat in the seats that were right in the eye line of anyone looking at, or photographing, Coleen.’
She continued in her statement: ‘Indeed, her behaviour during the game suggested to me that her focus was little or nothing to do with the football match.
‘I remember that Becky was constantly on her phone, often taking selfies and generally showing very little interest in the match itself.’
She said ‘it was Rebekah’s guests who had ‘expressly refused to take the seats that she had been allocated,’.
Rebekah also ended up having another seating row with the FA for England’s World Cup semi-final showdown with Croatia, the hearing was told.
The court heard that Rebekah was annoyed after her large party of seven people were placed in a back row seat.
It’s alleged Rebekah branded her seat ‘unacceptable’.
SHARED DAILY SELFIES (AMONG 42 INSTAGRAM POSTS)
Meanwhile Rebekah was particularly active on social media during the competition, sharing 42 Instagram posts during the month-long tournament
As well as posting behind-the-scenes snaps from the contest, Rebekah shared intimate photos of her private life with husband Jamie, including photographs of him in bed with their children
Meanwhile Rebekah was particularly active on social media during the competition, sharing 42 Instagram posts during the month-long tournament.
At the time, she was regularly posting on Instagram and Twitter to update fans on the behind-the-scenes life of a WAG supporting her husband at the competition.
She posted daily selfie snaps as she posed in England caps and football shirts ahead of matches.
Sharing one from the backseat of a car, she wrote: ‘Another day, another game…come on England!’
She also made it clear who she was supporting, wearing a necklace with a ‘J’ pendant for her husband Jamie.
Meanwhile she also used the hashtag #11, which was her husband’s shirt number for the team at the time.
In another photograph shared on her Instagram during the contest, she posed in the stadium with her back to the camera, writing: ‘Ecstatic!’
As well as posting snaps and videos from the stadium watching England play, Rebekah also shared images of her husband with her children during the contest.
One photograph showed her husband topless while asleep in bed with one of their children, with Rebekah writing: ‘We miss you Daddy.’
AND POSTED SNAPS OF PRIVATE JET
Some of Rebekah’s social media posts showcased the lavish lifestyle she was able to afford as a footballers wife, including images showing her posing outside a private jet
And while many of Rebekah’s Instagram posts were a snapshot of her family life with Jamie, others appeared to showcase the lavish lifestyle she was able to afford as a footballers wife.
During the tournament, Rebekah posted two separate images as she posed outside private jets which she said she used to travel.
In one photo, which was shared to Twitter, she tagged Frank Lampard’s ex-girlfriend Elen Rivas, writing: ‘Let’s go…’
Meanwhile posting another image of a different private jet on her Instagram, she penned: ‘The crew has landed.’
Wayne Rooney ‘WARNED teammate Jamie Vardy about wife Rebekah’s behaviour during Euro 2016’
Rooney yesterday took to the stand where he said he had private talks with Vardy, and told him to ensure Rebekah didn’t distract the team’s campaign with her social media posts.
He said: ‘I remember getting pulled to one side by a member of the FA staff.
‘I was asked to speak to my teammate Jamie Vardy about the fact that Becky’s media activities were causing problems and distractions which the FA wanted to avoid.
‘I think Becky had some kind of column in The Sun about Euro 2016. I obviously had bigger things to focus upon at the time but I agreed to speak to Jamie because it was easier than pushing back against the FA.
‘I relayed to Jamie what I had been told by the FA and Jamie said he would speak to Becky about it.
‘I was then asked during a press conference about the fact that I had spoken to Jamie about Becky’s media activities.
‘I did not see the article but apparently there had been a story in The Sun about my conversation with Jamie about Becky.
‘The issue didn’t go any further than that.’
Vardy watched intently as Rooney was asked about their ‘awkward’ chat during Euro 2016.
Rooney recalled sitting down with his teammate over a can of Red Bull and a coffee in the England squad’s games room during the competition in France.
He said: ‘I remember the conversation I had with Jamie. It was awkward for me to speak to a teammate about his wife.
‘It wasn’t my place to speak to Mrs Vardy. I was asked to speak to Mr Vardy and I followed those instructions.’
Rooney said he did not know whether Vardy had raised the issue with his wife, saying: ‘If Jamie gives that information to his wife or not is not down to me.’
He was asked whether he was certain the conversation took place and replied: ‘I’m sat here under oath. I 100 per cent spoke to Mr Vardy on the situation. Again, if he wants to relay that back to his wife that’s entirely his business.’
Around two hours later, Vardy issued the statement through his wife’s PR agent. He said: ‘Wayne is talking nonsense. He must be confused because he never spoke to me about issues concerning Becky’s media work at Euro 2016.
‘There was nothing to speak about, I know this because I discuss everything with Becky.’
Rumours of a rift between Wayne and Jamie were later denied by then England manager Roy Hodgson.
Asked about a feud at the time, he said: ‘I haven’t got a clue what you are referring to. There are absolutely no problems in football terms between Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy.
‘In fact quite the reverse, they are very close friends, both on the field and off the field. I have got no idea what you are referring to
‘I certainly would advise Wayne to give no comment to it because it is obviously one salacious story that someone has managed to spin. It is of no interest to us.’
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