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Sunday Herald Newspaper Reveals Twitter Footballer Name In UK Controversy

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The Sunday Herald, the Scottish newspaper in the middle of a controversy in the UK, has named a footballer accused of being linked to a privacy injunction by users of Twitter.

The Scottish newspaper revealed a picture of Ryan Giggs on its front cover today with a subhead that read “Everyone knows that this is the footballer accused of using the courts to keep allegations of a sexual affair secret. But we weren’t supposed to tell you that …”

The footballer at the heart of the controversy is alleged to have been involved in an affair with Imogen Thomas, the British TV star of the show Big Brother.

In the newspaper’s editorial, The Sunday Herald said “Today we identify the footballer whose name has been linked to a court superinjunction by thousands of postings on Twitter. Why? Because we believe it is unsustainable that the law can be used to prevent newspapers from publishing information that readers can access on the internet at the click of a mouse.

“Because we believe it unfair that the law can not only be used to prevent the publication of information which may be in the public interest but also to prevent any mention of such a court order. The so-called superinjunction holds no legal force in Scotland where a separate court order is needed. We should point out immediately that we are not accusing the footballer of any misdeed. Whether the allegations against him are true or not has no relevance to this debate.”

A high court in the United Kingdom had granted a search order against Twitter to try to find out who had named the prominent footballer as the alleged center of the controversy.

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  1. Kelly

    June 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    This is all a bit pathetic….Firstly what the hell is the Herald doing putting this story on the front page?? Low on real news were they….bad week?? Secondly, this injuction nonsense makes me laugh!! It’s just another money making scam to rip-off wealthy liars who are cowards…..the fact Imogen couldn’t afford one is a total slap back to reality for her! Giggs thought he could he was full of it! Shame no one told him the truth will always out…oops looks like Imogen’s having the last laugh after all. Thirdly, his poor poor kids…don’t feel that sorry for the wife….did no one tell her that most footballers are all overpaid, cheating liars??? Moral of the story is…play with fire and get burned.

  2. magic quill

    May 31, 2011 at 8:49 am

    It’s the world we live in as much as anything. Morality has gone to pot. and I include myself in that statement. Are Giggs and Imogen any different from the 1,000 of other people doing it. there are adultery websites for goodnessake. the courts protect affairs and yet you can divorced for adultery?! it’s all hypocracy.

  3. Garth

    May 23, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    So much about injunctions. A British MP (member of parliament) outed Ryan Giggs. I wonder if he broke any laws?

    It looks like Ms Thomas is a former girlfriend of Jermaine Defoe. Maybe Giggs was just trying to show her who the real scorer is 🙂 .

  4. Connor

    May 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    It makes me sad that we think we have the right to know this just because he gets paid a load of money… Human nature makes us want to know this kind of thing… I went to alot of effort to look it up but I believe that injunctions are important as they protect lives from being ruined in the name of gossip… Public interest my arse!!

  5. Rob Left Foot

    May 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    He can cheat all he wants if he keeps the form of his life going. guy is an absolute legend no matter what! won more titles than any footballer in history, arise Sir Ryan!

  6. Anom

    May 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I wouldn’t normally post on something like this but reading some of these comments makes me mad. The reason he more than likely took out an injunction was to protect his family and children from the harassment of the UK press, who never think twice to persist with a story, destroy a family, camp outside houses, and put his poor kids through hell. Nobody is thinking about them, maybe he can see their already hurting and doesn’t want to put them through anymore. What does it matter if he had an affair, 2/3 of the population have more than likely had an affair or would under the right circumstances. The only person he should be held accountable to is his wife who he has already told. It to protect his young innocent children from a public family break up, which is bad at the best of times.. But we Joe public like a watch and read about such things, then finish it off with a public hanging to make us all feel better about our sad lives. I keep reading people moaning about he has money, why should he be able to do this. You would never need a super injunction because you’re not famous or rich and nobody would ever sell or buy a story about your lives, so you don’t need any protection. Have you ever been harassed by the press? The man in question has throughout his career at the top of the game, he has kept himself and his family out of the public eye (unlike many others) so why is this story in the public interest?? She set a honey trap and he fell for it, more fool him, why else would she want to sell the story, because she loved him – HAHAHA don’t make me laugh, 6 months and I bet she hardly ever seen him.. Gold digging, family wrecker, no other word for it. And yes it’s his fault as well. Can’t you all see this is just to sell papers and you all buy into it? What about the wars, genocide, poverty, and everything else that is destroying our planet. If everyone kicked off like this about the important things in the world we might actually do some good in this world….Rant over.

  7. Graham

    May 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    If I had nailed Imogen I’d want the world to know….

  8. mark

    May 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    do what? he’s going to lose everything in the end? what a laugh mate.
    him and his wife will move on and be holidaying with their millions on their private beach in the summer reading in the paper how this bird has slept with another ‘married footballer’ i think he was her third? he’ll be gutted as he sips his champagne and thinks of folk like u salivating over the news of the world reading that men like women and women like men and sometimes sex happens. And as for the fool who thinks he portrays a family man image and should lose his sponsors, he’s promoting football not chess club. bet all those supporters are burning their number 11 shirts!….NOT! by the way you can watch MAN U v Barcelona on sat and flick daisy chains at the screen i’m sure he’ll be gutted he’s lost your support lol

  9. Druidor

    May 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

    He accused her of trying to blackmail him then used a super injunction which then prevents her from suing him for slander as it would breach the super injunction on naming him.

    Giggs is a serial philanderer and no amount of court orders is going to suppress the truth

  10. Shashlik

    May 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Who gives a Sh*t anyway?

  11. mark

    May 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

    nothing to do with anybody except him and his wife. If she wants to leave him fair enough if she wants to stay fair enough. You dont stop truly loving somebody just because they cheated. Most footballers wives are a different breed anyway, i’m sure she’ll be fine in her range rover driving back to her mansion. As for the bit on the side if he was a married 37 year old playin for some sunday pub team, would she have gone there! no paper publicity for mr nobodies…he messed up hes got a lot of making up to do and only they know if they’ll get through it.
    humans have sex! oh big shock horror!!!

  12. Edser

    May 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

    The Peoples Republic of England (oopps I mean China). How long before the censorship becomes a capital crime, and the death squads roam the streets oppressing the previously “free” population? No wait, isn’t that already happening?

  13. John

    May 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I am as interested in Giggsy private life as he is in mine, but at £50 a ticket, how many Manchester United fans (chuckle chuckle) would it take to pay for a Super Injunction?

  14. Keefy Gee

    May 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I wish my ex-wife would have been happy with a signed football shirt and £50,000. Joking aside please show some compassion for Mrs Giggs and the kids, they will feel humiliated by all the intrusion which her husband has forced upon the family. Will these rich idiots ever be happy with their wives and children, Imogen is a victim in this too, Giggs tried to fob her off and gag her ( wonders whether he also used handcuffs…. ) with the court order, cowardice. Karma is a wonderful thing.

  15. Footballers United

    May 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Some very interesting threads. Take it from me, professional footballers make fame and fortune from being public personalities. The higher up the professional ladder you get, the more fame and fortune you have. Ex Big Brother contestants I am sure follow the same path.

    If a rich and famous public personality has an affair it goes with the territory that it will generate great public interest when it all comes out. Being rich and famous is no reason to use the law’s of this country to hide what you have done.

    There are plenty of honest and descent rich and famous public personalities that don’t expect any grace and favour for their actions. Indeed most uphold a higher moral code because of their public prominence.

    These two deserve everything they get, so the sooner its all out in the open the sooner we can forget it and move onto tomorrows unfortunate headline maker.

  16. SO

    May 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Fair play to the Sunday Tribune!!
    Overpaid egotistic creep who thought he could get away with it

  17. ken jones

    May 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    ryan giggs you silly bugger if you will play with fire you will get your fingers burned

  18. Danny

    May 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Shye knew what she was doing and its time for her to collect her paycheck for her time, just like a prossie! Giggs has disappointed his fans but proves guys who kick footballs for a living are not really lifestyle models! anyone who thinks shes a victim, find out how much this has made for her!

    • Keefy Gee

      May 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

      I doubt Imogen went into the affair thinking “how much will I get out of this”. She was probably flattered that a star like Giggs paid her attention. It was when he fobbed her off after a few months with a signed football shirt, that she ( like any woman ) was angry and feeling used. She has said that she did NOT threaten to expose him. He then gets an injunction to keep his sordid little secret away from the public, just in case the press got hold of the affair.

  19. Janet

    May 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

    He is not the first to cheat and he won’t be the last

  20. Lofty Me.

    May 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Ok, lets put this into the right perspective,
    So, one (maybe 10K more) well known footballer has had an affair outside his marriage, so all I can say is what made him?????.
    And hands up all of the thousands of men and women who condem him for it, when they themselves have had an affair.
    Ryan, your a P**t for blowing this all out of proportion by the gagging order.

  21. jack

    May 23, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Giggsy, Giggsy, Giggsy, you’re supposed to screw your teammates girlfriend as that is the only way you’re going to be forgiven. Take a lesson from the English. You Welsh have a lot to learn.

  22. Logic

    May 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

    this got nothing to do with privacy laws or free speech. If you decide to play with fire(privately or in public), you think i wont find it funny when i find out you BURNT yourself. Understand, i have no care for either celeb or common folk but this is real life dominoes better reality show. And all this wife is distraught talk…Listen, any footballer wife who tells me ” i was shocked to find out my rich, athletic, pinup semi model, fast life living husband was a cheat” is playing the ‘naive card’ willingly or ignorantly.

  23. Scarlett

    May 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

    At the end of the day, he is purely to blame. He is the one who walked down the aisle and made those promises to his wife, not Imogen.

    He only had to say No! I have no time for weak men blaming others for their own wrong doing. Imogen had no loyalty to his wife or his children, only Giggs had that.

  24. Cherry choochoo

    May 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

    How could he go home and touch his children with the hands he had all over Imogen? It makes me feel sick. Some people can’t even have children, he doesn’t even deserve them. How could you sacrifice the respect of your own children for having sex with Imogen Thomas? Its a shame people out there are congratulating him for it because how would you feel if that was your Dad? Would you say well done for having sex with someone else behind your Mothers back? Or do you get off on imagining your girlfriends/wife with other men, because it certainly would seem that way.

  25. clive

    May 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

    its like wayne rooney too much money its ruining football and innocent lives ive been married 50 years and still going strong i havent much money but im happy with my lot. too much money thet dont know what to spend it on. they are both in the wrong but its the money thats the problem

  26. Guy

    May 23, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hey, Gaffer, are you about to set a record for comments?…..and the story is not even about football. Amazing…..or not.

    My 2p……super injunctions are nuts.

  27. Just me ....

    May 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Have an affair with me Giggsy, i won’t blackmail you or sell my story to the media … i’d just be GRATEFUL!! lol. You are f*king one HOT man. Who wouldn’t given the chance???

    • Paulo

      May 23, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Just me….specsavers, or are you another dazzled by pound signs?

  28. Tracey

    May 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

    So glad that the coward Giggs is being named and shamed on the internet.

    What a wally. I’ve lost all respect for him. Not for the affair – but for him desperately trying to cover it up with this injunction.

    Did you see the photos of his wife Stacey laughing all over the press yesterday? Silly fool. She must know all about the affair by now – after all WE do – and is putting on a show for the cameras.

    Either way she’s a winner – with 2 kids by him she’s set for life financially regardless of what happens to her marriage. No sympathy for her. Her cash will keep her warm at night even if Ryan doesn’t any more…

  29. Luke

    May 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

    There are two different issues at play here. The image of the player and the law.

    What someone does or does not do in private should not be anyone’s business except that in this case it is a footballer who is in the public eye, makes his living off the public watching him on the field and his many endoresements. That makes him a public figure who doesn’t have the same protections as an ordinary citizen. That’s the law. In Britain a news outlet can be subject to libel if they report something that is inaccurate. Many people at Man U have spoken of Giggs as a role model, including Bobby Charlton who said of Giggs recently ” Ryan is a gentleman both on and off the field and that’s why he represents what Manchester United is all about”.

    As far as the injunction is concerned, the law applies only to British companies and Twitter is a US company and therefore is not liable to hand over any names requested by Giggs. However, twitter is in the process of having or may already have a London office and that complicates matters. How Twitter responds in this case is being followed by lots of other internet companies and this case has more far-reaching consequences than just the Ryan Giggs affair.

  30. JP

    May 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    He is a footballer and she is a so called ‘star’ of reality hell! Who’s surprised? Not his wife anyway!

  31. Andy Luxton

    May 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I don’t believe its Giggs at all and even if it is Giggs “public interest” its the mans life! His kids will see this, is that fair? I’m not saying what he may or may not have done is right but come on who hasn’t cheated? None of you know what its like to have that much money, women doing anything to get you and sell it too the papers! Leave the legend alone! If we were in their shoes we’d do the same.

    • eck

      May 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

      just like i said in my comment no 216 you must be a man u supporter talking utter rubbish.guys a waste of time. put him the gutter with rest of cheaters.

  32. isispaul

    May 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I wonder what he promised her if she had an affair with him, that he would ‘leave his wife and children for her’, I think not. Yes she was a fool but money talks. He wouldn’t leave ‘cos it would cost him a fortune and he knows it. Bigger fool.

  33. eck

    May 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

    giggs is no better than a lot of man u so called super stars. everyone thought he was the perfect pro. his brain is in his shorts like a lot of them in the premiership. note majority of them are british…..and as for man u supporters trying to defend him…..! get a life and get real, the guys a scumbag.

  34. wendy

    May 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

    i think they both should be ashamed of themselfs, both of them are in the public eye they should be setting examples to the younger people. i dont think they should try and and make money out of this name and shame is what i say.

  35. JB

    May 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

    The most ridiculous thing is that everyon is on his back about the cheating and not the injuction. He may not have actually done anything (as per above statement by the Herald) Getting the injunction makes it look far more suspicious but isn’t proof. All you arguing about whose fault is the affair (if any), have missed the point completely, that these injunctions are crazy

  36. WTF

    May 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I don’t get you people. What happens off the pitch is none of our business. If he cheated on the pitch, let him have it. How does it matter what he did off? Seriously? Are we this starved of entertainment? If your dad cheated on your mom, would you like the whole world to know?

    And honestly, the media is such shit! That affairs make it to front page. Do your job honestly for a change and report matters that need reporting. How embarrassing it is to have a domestic issue on your front page? It’s degrading for top rate newspaper to carry this.

    After skimming through all these lovely comments you people have posted, it’s sad to know there is no hope for humanity.

  37. khansta

    May 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

    giggs u dirty boy.. if u wanted a prostitute u shudv just went to amsterdam bro.. neways we still love u..

  38. The-almighty

    May 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

    He’s a leg-end and should be able 2 do what he wants and she needs shootin 4 tryin 2 split up a mans marriage

  39. Tom

    May 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Sure, he was wrong, immoral, and should know better, but why do we need to know what he has done? What relevance does it have to our lives? It may be juicy gossip, but that is no reason to publish it. Perhaps your life should be put in the newspapers, like “masturbates to countdown” or “has a fetish for strap-ons” or whatever embarrassing deeds exist in your head. When enough people know who you are, you better get ready for that. Either keep a low profile or your skeletons lose their closet!

  40. bholesurfer

    May 23, 2011 at 8:00 am

    All of these football players are no more than scum! All that money and so little self control. How long til we discover the next one snorting cocaine or whatever off a prostitutes arse? Oh dear! I just smashed me ferrari into a lamp post! Time to buy a new one with this weeks wages. These guys could make a real difference if they weren’t so selfish. How about donating some of that dosh to charity you over paid cretins. Football players? SCUM OF THE EARTH!

  41. Raypist

    May 23, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Get in Giggsy. Shag ’em all son!!

  42. Timboy

    May 23, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Whats all the fuss about Giggs. I would think most footballers are at it. Life has changed dramatically over the years. I would imagine most ordinary people are at it. It seems to be a way of life now, I actually thought it was Rooney. Great for the Herald to name Giggs, why shouldnt they.

  43. Dave Tweety

    May 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

    twitter users can’t be sued btw, as it isn’t an official media. A newspaper, website of a newspaper (not an individual account of any journalist), TV, radio… them are the ‘superinjustice’ bans for, in England only. So, Twitter, Facebook and other social network sites, are not a legally press centre so bye bye giggsy!

  44. Sigmar

    May 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I don’t think it’s anyone’s business really and I think the reason that the media have all rallied against super-injunctions is because they cannot print their sensationalized stories alleging things that may or may not be true. It’s more to do with money for the papers than freedom of speech.

    People’s privacy is protected by European Human Rights law and we all have the same rights. It is the cost of upholding those rights (in money terms) that’s the real issue, not the law itself.

    That’s my understanding of it although I’m certainly no expert.

  45. joe69

    May 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

    well done gigsy hope you banged her senceless. i

  46. GOD

    May 23, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Imogen Thomas is a whore. Period. I mean no man would resist a woman with open legs even a married one… and only a slut will go that far to destroy a family… What a waste of human you are Imogen Thomas. As for Giggs not a good deed by you lad, I don’t support you in what you did and do blame you… Its two sided thing, you should have known better what you should have done when a slut calls you onto her bed. You should have paid that slut off with money if that’s what she was asking for to keep her hole closed and you should have been true to your wife so she wouldn’t be as humiliated as she is now. Well I hope you get out of this one somehow and keep it true with your family from now on. Bros before hoes mate 🙂

    P.S You so have to go for a STD checkup mate… you never know what you must have gotten from “Imogen Thomas” =x I bet she has slept with more men than a porn star could in her entire career =|

    Condolences to Mrs Giggs and family. Be strong that’s what you need to get over this one.

  47. joe69

    May 23, 2011 at 7:38 am

    jesus people how the hell can u say no to a piece of that ass. id take my time to kick her out of my bed. good luck to him

  48. bob

    May 23, 2011 at 7:21 am

    its made round to go round let him with no sin shot the first stone if you had enough cash or in the right place right time you would have to be god not to go for it we are just all human and she wanted it he give it then the cash comes into it she want’s it hes not giving it so he wasted it on the law let em get on with it who cares the f–k the papers have made enough now its boring now haha

  49. S

    May 23, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Any talking about marriage vows, see the end of the ceremony –

    “Those whom God has joined together, let no man separate.”

    therefore, they are both technically breaking the marriage vows and as guilty as each other if you are going to follow that vein of logic for the blame-game.


    May 23, 2011 at 7:07 am

    the trouble a good set of jugs can cause

  51. mike

    May 23, 2011 at 7:06 am

    The best way to stop blackmail is to tell the truth quite openly. That way you completely defuse the situation and nobody has anything to blackmail you with. And you don’t have to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to those highly paid denizens of the British legal system who make their pampered living out of these archaic and unworkable laws.

  52. ACE

    May 23, 2011 at 6:59 am

    yes giggsy has done wrong and he should suffer the consequences…but imogen has planned this whole affair out to raise her profile…she knew what she was doing, shes money hungry and wants to stay in the public eye…whys she gonna go and run off to tell the media what shes done! im pretty sure she knew he was married and had kids aswell…!

  53. Bill Wardley-Smith

    May 23, 2011 at 6:53 am

    This is so stunningly inane I feel like puking. Who gives a S**t, he is a total tosser who gets all he deserves. She was a one night TV stand who carried this forward into her private life, (if having a private life is possible when you want to be a celebrity known for being on TV). There should not be super injunctions as we do not need to know every little sad and depressing detail of these so called uber-stars.
    Long live freedom of the press.

  54. Jack Morton

    May 23, 2011 at 6:37 am

    What some lowlife he is.

  55. TA

    May 23, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Why are they all calling him English he chose to play for Wales and is Welsh.
    The Law is an Ass.

  56. Charles obanor

    May 23, 2011 at 6:25 am

    it is very appalling how sexual scandal is destroying the western world,how i wish the men should be careful and learn their lesson.

  57. Amberella

    May 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Ho actually cares – how the hell does this affect my life. So Ryan Giggs had an affair so what, it does pay my mortgage or put food on my table. Why should I care, this is between him, his wife and family and the person he slept with. Just the same as it would be for the rest of us.

  58. Tommy P

    May 23, 2011 at 5:44 am

    It is known that Giggsy has been a cheat for years and has had so many injunctions out on women to gag them from selling their story of the affairs with him.

  59. Joseph

    May 23, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Why is it so much an issue when one cheats? Why is it so news worthy for newspapers to hound people about their infidelity. Mistakes do happen and the need of attention by both parties in a marriage leads people to find it elsewhere. Its no ones business if I cheat as its been here for time immemorial. The genes are in use and we cannot genetically modify it. Its sometimes good to climb down from our moral high horses.

  60. Rossie

    May 23, 2011 at 5:33 am

    It is so comforting to know that there are so many angels in this world. I wonder how many of you would be so critical if Giggs played for any other team but Man United.
    Get over yourselves.

  61. Nikolas Haros

    May 23, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Hopefully now the judges will scrap super injunctions and all the snakes can be named.

  62. getingiggs

    May 23, 2011 at 4:18 am

    she was not a virgin before this you know….she is an old slapper who loves it…if she f**ked my window cleaner there would be no fuss…get off his back….19

  63. finaltoke

    May 23, 2011 at 4:10 am

    He’s not the messiah…he’s a very naughty boy!

  64. Ron

    May 23, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Giggsy, you deserve all the humiliation you get. Trying to use absurd court rulings to try and hide your scummy behaviour has only made your humiliation (and your wife and kids) orders of magnitude worse. Apologize to your family, the women and the public and forgive you and remember you for the great footballer you once were.

    • gaggs

      May 23, 2011 at 4:20 am

      ??????????? once were……that should read still are ….goon

  65. Mike Taylor

    May 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

    You should have taken a leaf out of your mate Rooney’s book. Saved most of your money, spent 200 quid on a packet of fags and let it all come out. I t would have been dead and buried in 2 days. Now look what you have done.

  66. Lark

    May 23, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I am not in the least interested in football, but because of all the speculation, I decided to have a look and it took all of a few clicks.

    Ulimately, there are victims in this debacle, they are called wife and kids. The culprits, R & I, both made a decision, neither was forced, and whatever their respective motives were, they should both be thoroughly ashamed.

    I sincerely hope his wife kicks him well and truly into the touch line and not prove to be another walk over like Rooney’s Mrs who has now let him away with it twice, and she will no doubt do so again the next time.

    Girls, grow a set, your respective husbands obviously have none..!!

  67. graham swales

    May 23, 2011 at 3:41 am

    just a man with money good lad keep it up

  68. mrpinkeye

    May 23, 2011 at 3:28 am

    you lot have way too much time on your hands. go and do something productive and stop getting worked up over something that doesnt concern you!

  69. Bill Keeling

    May 23, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Who gives a toss. It’s between his wife and himself to sort out. It’s no one else’s business. I blame the PR Guru’s who are just out to make a fast buck by selling stories to gutter press

  70. Gary Tracy

    May 23, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Who the Hell cares? I don’t like footbal anyway. It’s an overpaid childish game played by immature kids.

  71. JayJay

    May 23, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Why did he apply for an injunction? If he had not done this, his story would now have been old news.
    Addtionally if you commit adultery,why should you be protected? A poor man would not have had this priviliege of hiding dirty little secrets, so why should it be different for because you havemoney and power.

  72. bernadette burgan

    May 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Well who would have thought it Ryan Giggs Mr squeaky clean and all the time he is cheating on his family, wife and kids he deserves everything he gets and so does she, he knew what he was doing was wrong and she did too so they both deserve what is coming to them, and if giggs wife takes him back after humiliating her like that in the press she is an idiot too and when it all comes to a head its all about money so how selfish are they all in this matter i feel sorry for the kids.

  73. Tony James

    May 23, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Christ, reading all these comments makes me realise that the worlds gone nuts.
    He hasnt killed, raped or robbed an old lady of her life savings.
    Yes hes done wrong, but for godsake ppl, get a grip, this kind of thing is going on much more than you realise, and to be honest, its nothing to do with you or i…
    Im not interested in what these ppl do in the PRIVATE life, get it, “PRIVATE LIFE”….its what they do in their professional life that counts.
    If it is definately 100% RG, hes still a legend and on the field of play, has been a model pro.

  74. thestick

    May 23, 2011 at 2:24 am


    There are already laws to prevent newspapers printing lies – it called libel.
    If she was threatening to blackmail him, then this is a criminal matter.

    There is no need for superinjuctions to protect criminal businessmen and hypocrites.

    Now if any of the directors of the companies that sponser him are adulterers, then they should not be alowed to withdraw sponsership claiming a moral point that they do not follow themselves.

  75. Dal7glish

    May 23, 2011 at 12:42 am

    It’s sad so many people are taking joy out of this, don’t have much sympathy for the offending parties… but I feel for the kids.

  76. Matty

    May 23, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Thre are 145 reasons above why his name should not have been revealed. Just because a story is printed in the paper 99% of the population believe it to be absolute fact.

    What if he has not had an affair?
    What if he and his family are the subject of a malicious gold digger trying to make money at someone else’s expense with a story which is hard to prove either way?
    Maybe he did do it. If so is it your or my business? He’s a profesional footballer not a marriage guidance counsellor.

    The posts above show why it is so dangerous to allow someone to say whatever the want in newspapers because once the genie is out of the bottle you can never get it back in. You the people who have posted above without any referance to fact have decided that it is all true.


    They know that the gullable public will believe anything they read in the papers. And before you all jump up in arms yes I know that the majority of those taking them out have something dirty to hide but they all have one thing in common, which is to protects a reputation which whether or not the allegations are proved true or false months down the line, the damage is done.

    This footballer has probably done exactly what he is accused of but who knows for sure? What happens when a persons career or marriage are ruined by a mistake in the newspapers, what then? Compensate them?

    What price do you put on a ruined marriage / life?

  77. Nick

    May 23, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Till I see a reputable source reporting this it’s all just rumors and hearsay to me, publicity for publicity’s sake.

    But hey, if it gets the EPLTalk readers, I guess the editors don’t care.

    • mcmagic

      May 23, 2011 at 2:14 am

      Mystery Footballer takes out injunction. Twitter user names RG. Mystery Footballer goes back to the High Court to sue Twitter. What can you be unsure about ??? Serves him right too; How can anybody even try to defend this married millionaire who CHOSE to have WR’s sloppy seconds with a blabber-mouth Reality-TV ‘star’? Get real.

  78. brn442

    May 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Ryan Giggs won The league: 12x, FA Cup: 4x, League Cup: 4x, Community Shield: 8x, Champions League: 2x, Super Cup: 1, Intercontinental Cup: 1, Club World Cup: 1

    And I should care about who he dances with????

  79. Stephen Mulhern

    May 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    About time someone pointed out the madness and injustice of such injunctions they should not be used to pamper to the rich and famous needs well done!!

  80. JW

    May 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I only looked at the newspaper website to see who it was. Some of the comments that you guys left were very funny indeed. It is a shame though, that the newspapers cant campaign etc on things that affect our lives more like the price of petrol and the shortage of adequate quality housing for families in need. Sadly these reports/outings try to divert our attention from the real issues affecting us on a daily basis.

    If Ryan Giggs did betray his wife and have an affair with this girl then shame on them. Th upshot of this for both is that their reputations have been tarnished and may never recover.

    There should be no such thing as super injunctions. If Ryan really wanted to put his money to good use then he should have donated it to a worthwhile charity and faced up to the fact that he had made an real error of judgement. If it is that Imogen did set this up then she needs to put to better use the brain power she used by getting herself a proper job.
    In the first place there should have been a clean admission of what had gone on as by now it would have blown over and we could get on with reading about something really interesting. The two of them have only themselves to blame, anyone in the public eye has a responsibility to behave in a way that does not bring them to the publics notice for anything they would no doubt be very ashamed of, so therefore they should keep it intheir pants and be more aware of approaches from women or men out to make a name for themselves on the back of someone elses fame or fortune.

    Ryan if it is you, then no more throwing money away with these injunctions and any other court action your solicitor might ill advise you of, come clean sort yourself out, the longer it goes on the more embarrasing it becomes for your wife and children.
    Imogen, in my culture girl, we would advise you to find something to do, being famous for big brother (wow) and being the leg over for a married footballer is not a good career.

  81. Robin Gitte

    May 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Brilliant. Well done.

  82. Ian Macintosh

    May 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Self righteous hypocrites all of you. Posters and newspaper. You are voyeurs, judge and jury, and carrion. Congratulations.

    • Sally

      May 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      Mr Macintosh, I quite like how you have described yourself there, in the above comment. For you to to call us Posters & Newpapers hypocrites, voyeurs, judge and jury and carrion, is calling the kettle back, no? You to have just read most of these comments and participated, and you too has just made judgement on others. I refer to the old saying.. “the pot calling the kettle black”.

    • tonyspeed

      May 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Bravo. Well said Ian. Vultures the lot of em.

  83. John

    May 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    reed, you nailed it on the head with your post. I agree it’s all about the image. I wonder what effect this will have on Giggs playing in the CL final on Saturday. Gaffer, have the Welsh papers said anything or does the injunction cover Wales too?

  84. Dave

    May 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    It will be in other newspaper in Scotland next because this super-injunction ony covered England

    • Micky England

      May 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      My monies on his missus standing by him. She knows where her bread is buttered.!!!

  85. reed

    May 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Have they not heard of the Streisand Effect in England?

    First thing I thought when I heard Giggs name was Eugene Robinson, the free safety who was arrested the night before hte SuperBowl for asking an undercover cop for sex RIGHT AFTER receiving an award for his moral character.

    No one cares that Rooney, Cole, Crouch cheat…. they are who they are.

    But Giggs like Robinson has a whole image about his character, morals and decision making that have also affected how people perceive him on the pitch. His beyond idiotic award last year as player of year was largely influenced by his reputation and image.

    Which is what makes this both funny and much more interesting.

    Does anyone care if Dennis Rodman or Ron Artest cheat on their wives? No. But if its some guy whose image is based on his character does it, then it becomes interesting.

    Had he banged this bimbo one night you could always blame it on a momentary loss of reason… im so embarassed, this is not me… I feel like I betrayed myself and my family and so on… you can do damage control for a one night fling and most men would say but for the grace of god and money, there go I. Blame it on booze if you want.
    But carrying on a 7 month affair is a different thing. Its calculating, deceitful, planned. Youd figure after baning her a couple of dozen times the first week, something would have clicked in his moral fibre and upstanding character.
    It didnt.

    And a reality TV star? Really? Pay a high class hooker that deals with politicians and you can expect some kind of ethics (in that sphere, you pay for the girl as much as for the silence). Bang a reality TV star and expect to get burned eventually.
    Another sign of bad decision making.

    Lot of you are missing the point, its not about privacy, its about image manipulation and creation.
    If Joe Blow decides to cheat on his wife, no one cares.
    But Giggs whole image is a sham that was dismantled by this affair.
    That image could have gotten him the barftastic Sir title. The reason why a Rooney will never get mentioned for one and Giggs was is the image. The image of a morally strong man, one whose characters is unimpeacheable.
    An image that could be used to get some of those Dad-husband of the year awards and kudos from all over.
    That image could be used to to market Giggs and sell his image as a role model.
    That image is a lie.
    THAT is the question, not whether he banged some bimbo.

    Most football and non-football descriptions of Giggs are based on this image,, the character, the ethics, the morals….
    We should laud him for what he has achieved and done on the field
    but we have a right to know if that image he has peddled is true or not.
    Whether a politician is gay or not should not matter but when a politician makes his career on anti-gay positions and then turns out to be gay, then it is. Same thing happened a while back with Henry Hyde I think. The fact that he cheated on his wife shouldnt have mattered except that he was very virulent against other politicians who had.

    The bimbo’s role in this is unimportant.
    Whether she planned this or not is totally irrelevant.

    • Sally

      May 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      Well said.

    • PatTheChat

      May 23, 2011 at 3:27 am

      Interesting points. But when did Giggs ‘create’ an image of respectability for himself? He didn’t… the very same papers who are trying to reveal him created it. He just didn’t get himself in the papers for falling out of nightclubs all the time. He focussed on his football (clearly he did or he would not still be playing at his age at the club he plays for), he has the longevity factor and he is good at what he does. He happens to be married with children. The papers put that lot together and start banging on about giving him a knighthood when he packs it in. So, through no contrived plan on his part he becomes a perceived ‘saint’. In the world of selling news, live a fairly normal life outside your professional life and get hyped for it or lead the life of a roue and get blasted for it. All of his sub-consciously portray ourselves in the best possible light and try to hide our flaws. But we all have them. The footballer involved has made the mistake of blowing this all out of proportion, that is his other ‘crime.’ It would have been far better to say ‘Yeah, I did it. I got it wrong. Sell your paper and then build a bridge and get over it.’

  86. Steven

    May 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Thank god this full disclosure happened a week before the CL final. It gives Fergie time to convince his team that if they too want to play as well as Giggsy then they will have to sacrfice their marriages for the benefit of the team and have an affair before the final. It’s the only way Manure are going to beat Barcelona 🙂 .

  87. peter250

    May 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    There both adults, and are both responsible for their own actions. He should of stood up and been a man though instead of trying to hide the affair from his wife, it’s the least he could do. His wife didn’t deserve to be treated like that. He was in the wrong and tried everything possible to keep his sleazy affair a secret. That’s terrible.

  88. val

    May 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    ego, selfishness, arrogance, and the pain he has caused to his wife, another day in the life of a footballer in the 21st century, these players come nowhere near the dignity of players in the past who loved their sport.

  89. mattydalegend09

    May 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    he shouldnt of done what he has if it is him, but its been made a massive issue all bcoz i think she wants his money and wants to boost her profile again, n doesnt even care about his wife n kids!!!!!! no wounder hes been playing so well 4 united lately lol after playing away twice in the same day haha !!! NO MATTER WHAT GIGGSY IS A LEGEND ,AND WE SHOULD REMEMBER HIM 4 THAT NOT BCOZ OF THIS ????? F.A.C.T

  90. Louise

    May 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Fair play to her … Ryan Giggs?? I definitely WOULD too! He is LUSH!

  91. tonyspeed

    May 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Half of the people commenting on how ryan giggs is sleaze are probably sleaze in their lives as well. This world breeds hypocrites like them. They just like to hold others to an artificially high standard.

  92. Anthony James

    May 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    All i can see on here from everyone who agrees with the paper revieling the so called name is bitter comments about footballers or people with money. It seems to me this is more about those issues that really getting to know who it was.

    You have to understand, privicy is privcy no matter who you are. Just because there job is so called in the public eye it does’nt matter. The papers want it both ways, MAKING MONEY ON THE BACK PAGES out of his job role as a footballer AND THE FRONT out of his private life, the second is not fair and has nothing to do with them. If this was a Football matter and somthing to do with on the Football pitch then Fine, thats his job but its not. Once he steps off that pitch its his own private life, just like its yours when you leave work and go home.


  93. Anthony James

    May 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    You have to understand, privicy is privcy no matter who you are. Just because there job is so called in the public eye it does’nt matter. The papers want it both ways, MAKING MONEY ON THE BACK PAGES out of his job role as a footballer AND THE FRONT out of his private life, the second is not fair and has nothing to do with them. If this was a Football matter and somthing to do with on the Football pitch then Fine, thats his job but its not. Once he steps off that pitch its his own private life, just like its yours when you leave work and go home.


  94. Mikey

    May 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    we love you giggsy and we always will! you are the undisputed number one player of my generation. you are now and forever will be a true red legend. you’ve never once made a mistake in twenty years of football and hopefully the missus gives you another chance.

  95. Glenn

    May 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    You’ve all condemned him without knowing what’s going on. And,frankly it’s because of society’s insatiable appetite for all thing celebrity that enables a women this like this to do the things she has. She is a blackmailer. Why did she want £100,000 if it was just a fling? She has planned a campaign to get some fame and some cash. Who says they had sex? Who says the marriage is over? Who says any of this is true? It is all coming from one side and the other does not want to get involved and is trying every means possible to avoid embarrassment for his family.

    • Sally

      May 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      If one is not guilt, then why apply for a gagging order?

  96. hurny

    May 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    well done

    someone needs to stand up against this daft law.

    Easy solution for the players to stop these stories KEEP YOUR PANTS ON!

  97. Bill

    May 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    The UK does not have a high court. The court in question is the The Supreme Court of England & Wales. Scotland has a seperate legal system, which is why the Scottish newspaper has more cover when publishing.

  98. jtm371

    May 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    i thought i heard she was given a jersey.would she get in trouble with the UK legal system if she wore it? next seasons away matches could be ugly.when you lie with dogs you might get fleas.

  99. saf

    May 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    What a dumb footballer, Lawyers tells him to take twitter and to court and he goes for it, Lawyer makes loads of money, Imogen gets more fame than she could have ever hoped for, and he has become the most famous footballer on earth…..Great move matey

  100. AGriffiths

    May 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    What a plonker! We couldn’t care less about football and have hardly ever heard of him. But all the publicity made us curious. I feel sorry for the girl who has been dragged into the mud over this. If he didn’t want it to get out, he should have stayed loyal to his wife. A and D

  101. Janet

    May 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    This overpaid philanderer thinks that he can use can use his money to manipulate freedom of expression.On this issue the law has become an ass.Keep publishing and tweeting until parliament discusses these injunctions and arrogant judges are forced to reconsider.

  102. Bill Connor

    May 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Glad at last that a Scottish newspaper has published the name but why hasnt all the scots newspapers broke the conspiracy of silence…The story above refers to a high court in the Uk when it should read a high court in England Scots law has always been seperate. Does no celebrity know that they should ask for an interdict in Scotland their memory must be short don’t they remember Thatcher getting an injunction against the spycatcher book only for it to be published in Scotland.

  103. welshy

    May 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    As far as I’m concerned super injunctions shouldn’t exist. The Footballer decided to cheat on his wife when he knew it was wrong so what right has he got to use money to cover is indiscretion. Imogen was also in the wrong but if he as able to cover his name it would only be fair that her name is protected so that she wasn’t thrown in to the lions den due to not having a spare £50000 to spend. If the first place he had thought of his wife and family then none of this would have happen.

  104. Megan

    May 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    you know what, although there has been a lot of speculation around this person, rumours are rumours and to be honest it wouldn’t spurise me if it turned out not to be him. hes a good man, husband and father, (anyone that can say how would i know, well i DO) and from the fact his wife is still firmly standing next to him (prime example would be today, and at the player of the year awards!) says it all really. imogen thomas is an attention seeker and done this nothing more than for publicity, its all “poor her” but she knew what she was getting herself into and should face the consequences, even if it is being branded a home wrecker, which she is. she knew he was married and had kids and could have just said no, but never. its pathetic really, and he shouldn’t get to hide behind an injunction, cowardly.

    • Sally

      May 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      If it wasn’t imogen thomas he had of slept with, it would have been some other girl. He was married, he should not have had other desires for other woman, how many other woman has he slept with, I am pretty sure Imogen is not the first, and last of all, he should have kept it in his pants!

  105. David

    May 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    The laws an ass…and so is giggs.
    Do you think anyone would of given a monkeys about this story without the cover up.
    Well done Herald

  106. mack sacunt

    May 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Well done more overpaid numb skull scum unmasked,

  107. Marty

    May 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    TBH I wouldn’t have known who he is by the photo (I am not ‘into’ football). Now, I know – I say “who cares”, other than his missus (if he is married), or her husband if she is married.

  108. helen barton

    May 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    He shouldn’t have broken his marriage vows, she shouldn’t (allegedly) have tried to take him for money, but the only ones happy about this are the lawyers. I would guess that his legal fees by the end are going to be well over £100,000.00, she has got a shed load of publicity and (unfortunately) probably offers from tv / newspapers. He should have emulated Lord Wellington and told her to “publish and be damned” and taken his punishment like a man! As said earlier it all would have blown over by now, for goodness sake where is the news in “millionaire footballer screws someone not his wife”!

  109. chris

    May 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Ryan Giggs is a Legend …., having a remarkable season. A GOD OF WORLD FOOTBALL …., this brain-dead Bimbo doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as the great man …, let alone criticise him ….,

    Time the Media stopped destroying people’s lifes …, WE NEED PRIVACY LAWS NOW FOR EVERYBODY’S PERSONAL LIFE !!! ….,

    • will

      May 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      this brain-dead Bimbo doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as the great man ..
      did u ever hear the takes one to know your case replace bimbo with nob… Ryan Giggs is a Legend.. so being a legend means you can do what you like..A GOD OF WORLD FOOTBALL …a there you go hes a god now so he definitely can do must be great to live in your world ..not….Time the Media stopped destroying people’s lifes…so you don’t think giggs was doing a very good job of it all by himself eh..
      what a plonker you sound.

    • D,M,C

      May 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

      The people who think that this man do what ever he wants when he wants. Would ye please get a life. I feel very sorry for the wife and kids, They are the ones who are hurting. Footballers are over paid fools who do they think they are.

  110. christine

    May 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    he is just a rat like all the other footballers, she will stay with him so would i and take him for what he is worth, in money that is, and im skint tapping my mum but me my man and daughter are sooooooooo happeeeeeeeeee get a grip of yourself man, strengh to you the other half take him for the lot

  111. Bob Wilson

    May 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Well done on putting Giggs in the public domain. Now how about the rest of thes cretins who are hiding behind the injunctions.

  112. stephen powell

    May 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    should of took it on the chin,like a man.well and truly shown your true colours gigs.

  113. alec varcoe

    May 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    they should be named and shamed

  114. best

    May 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    People should try to give respect to marriages more than anything else,yes he did it and its his own mistake and business,why do people make fun in destroying marriages,”SHAME ON YOU ALL WRECKERS”

  115. Sofar

    May 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    If she wasn’t so damn hot this wouldn’t have happened.

  116. stephen powell

    May 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    bang goes the knighthood gigsy,haha

  117. Nicholas

    May 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Shame on giggsy, not for having the affair but for trying to hide the fact. Whats the point of being a premiership legend, being gifted circa £100k weekly and being admired as a role model and not being able to boast about his conquests….omg what kind of country is this?

  118. manure utd

    May 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Evidently his wife came out and asked him outright if it was him after reading his name on twitter etc,he fessed up..thats why he wasnt in the team a few weeks back or even on the bench…he was doing the grovelling act,if she gives him the boot she will be taking him biiiiig time to the cleaners and will make Ray Parlours payout seem like peanuts,,,,,,good the welsh gyppo

  119. shona

    May 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    A newspaper with guts! Cant help but respect you. Who cares who is sleeping with whom, but at the end of the day its double standards for the courts to allow him to hide behind an injunction whilst outing her and also accusing her of blackmail and she isn’t allowed to breathe his name. A disgraceful thing to do both by the court and by Giggs himself. If she blackmailed him he should sue. If she hasnt, he should have faced the music like a man. He has lost all credibility now. What a wimp!

  120. What?

    May 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Hang on – why is everyone instantly assuming any guilt on Giggsy’s part? The injunction is to stop people talking about an ALLEGATION – not a conviction. If you were in his position and some slag started spouting cr@p about you all over the press you’d want it stopped too. Whether he did it or not is now irrelevant – it seems people have already made up their minds that he did it. If it now comes out that Imogen Thomas made it all up, it’s too late. Giggsy’s reputation has been unfairly sullied.

  121. Janet O'Brien

    May 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Why has it taken so long for him to be named, when the superinjunctions are not enforceable in Scotland, due to our separate legal system?

    Come on, Herald, name all the others granted these ridiculous injunctions.

  122. Aumontzey

    May 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm


  123. Ian mc

    May 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Well that’s one way of boosting the sales after you revealed a huge drop in numbers last week. But hey great.

    Giggs should simply have fessed up, held up his hands and moved on. Instead he drew this out and now his self preservation leads to humiliation on a number of levels.

    I’m glad because you have promoted the fact that English high courts DO NOT have juristiction in Scotland where Scots law has primacy. The arrogance of the English judiciary has been burst.

    Ryan Giggs, you are a sleeze.

  124. Big Brother

    May 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I am watching you !

  125. sonny

    May 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    As we all know footballers were never the sharpest tools in the box. All that money, and they still cant read or write. Have you ever heard of a player with a degree let alone GCSEs.
    Dear Giggs be a man … you screwed up and was caught with your pants down. Your wife does not want to leave you as you are her atm, and imogen I believe was very affectionate towards you thinking she had a future. Womanisers always bulls**t stating their marriage is on the rocks.

    Bad for you … but step up to the mark and deal with this otherwise your career/sponsorship will be over.. shame !

    • carole

      May 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      SONNY – Steve Heighway of Liverpool FC had a degree.Otherwise I agree 100% with what you say.He is a gutless turd.

  126. carl

    May 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    hooray ! am I the only working class ordinary person who loves his football but hates todays mamby pamby “touch me and I’ll throw myself down as if you’ve pole axed me with a baseball bat” footballers who think there so far up on a pedestal that the mere mention of man u or premier league 170k a week merchant will strike fear in any mere mortals heart…….. welcome to the real world… what a shame it wasnt the granny prostitute lover this time or his sad sad sad humiliated wife who must be the talk of the town behind her back from all her so called friends and colleagues that this was the storyline about.

  127. up the villa

    May 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    There both as bad as each other. You cant blame one of them as it takes two to tango.
    I feel sorry for his wife.
    Hes a dirty dog and shes imigen is just as bad.

  128. Kevin

    May 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    wHO IS IT I have no idea

  129. kyla

    May 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    at the end of the day he was the one who was married not imogen from bb he was the one who saught to get the super injunction not imogen and he should be named this way bet he regrets all that money he spent now on them fancy lawers its his poor wife stacey i feel for and there children.

    • giggity

      May 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      what is all the fuss about, I couldn’t give a stuff who is banging who – makes no difference to me!! The papers are scum for reporting this stuff – it has no public interest at all. I hate Man Utd but if I were a fan I wouldn’t care who any of the players were banging – just care about how they play. There’s plenty of more worthwhile stories to report – like stopping the rape at the petrol pumps by greedy government and petrol companies!!!!

      • Anthony James

        May 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm

        Yep, but the papers like to keep us informed with this crap that nobody with a life cares about.

        wheres the papers storys on £1.49 a litre petrol. Perhaps if we cared more about this than some stupid gold digger and a footballer then it wouldnt be so high and we wonder why we are being conned all the time.

        Care about things that matter and affect you, not about things that don’t affect you and don’t matter.

        If we did, trust me this life would be a whole lot easier…..

        • chaddo

          May 23, 2011 at 3:55 am

          So nobody with a life cares about this. Rather a condescending comment. Well, Mr Anthony James – you seem to have posted a lot of comments regarding this topic. Does your interest in this mean that you do not have a life. Give us a break – this is an interesting story – we British love to see our “heroes” brought down a peg or two once in a while.

        • Alec McInnes

          May 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

          How about the large amount of the judiciary who are hiding in the closet?
          But go to any ends to keep it quiet and they support issues on other peoples lives,WHAT HYPOCRITES

  130. shelly8

    May 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    In reply to Anthony James comment about people being entitled to a private life, these overpaid footballers live their lives in a public arena, and are where they are because of the public attending their football games. They work hard (well, in some cases) and play harder. It doesn’t entitle them to behave in the manner that so many of them adopt when they reach ‘stardom’, by splashing the cash, trying to impress infatuated and impressionable young girls and generally behaving as if they are ‘God’s Gift’ to the world. Get real guys, you get paid far too much to do a job, so just get on and do it, keep it in your pants and at the end of your ‘working’ day, go home to your wives and children who are waiting for you. You will earn your private life by avoiding the public eye and behaving like grown, responsible family men.

    • Magic Snodgrass

      May 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      shelly8 – I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t berate a cheating Policeman who stopped someone from mugging you in the street, or berate a cheating Firefighter who pulled you out of a burning building?

      But then you wouldn’t know that they had cheated would you? Because it hasn’t been splashed in the papers. And rightly so, because it’s got nothing to do with you.

      He’s a footballer. He plays football. Judge him on his antics on the football field. His antics in the bedroom are not of any importance to you. You don’t judge a Policeman or Fireman on his private life, so why is it acceptable to judge a footballer any differently?

      • Anthony James

        May 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        Yep spot on with the reply.

        You have to understand, privicy is privcy no matter who you are. Just because there job is so called in the public eye it does’nt matter. The papers want it both ways, MAKING MONEY ON THE BACK PAGES out of his job role as a footballer AND THE FRONT out of his private life, the second is not fair and has nothing to do with them. If this was a Football matter and somthing to do with on the Football pitch then Fine, thats his job but its not. Once he steps off that pitch its his own private life, just like its yours when you leave work and go home.


  131. Alex Welsh Wizard

    May 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    i love you giggs what a legend!!

  132. Reesy

    May 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    well done this is not a communist country

    • Magic Snodgrass

      May 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      No, it’s a country that invades your right to privacy.

      • Tinman

        May 23, 2011 at 5:49 am

        There is a lot of people supporting rights to privacy, then you must also support what he has done behind his wifes’ back? If it not in the publics interest why has everybody been speculating, talking and commenting on the whole affair for weeks. I would bet a weeks wage that she has not asked him for money for silence, he just using it to have the injunction granted to hide it from his wife and family.

  133. Magic Snodgrass

    May 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    It annoys me when people put make comments and can’t be bothered to even understand the whole story.

    To all the deluded posters lauding that junk Scottish paper and pouring vitriol on Ryan Giggs – you’ve missed the point – that isn’t what this story is about.

    Read Judge Eady’s report on why he upheld the super-injunction. It was granted because SHE had:
    – demanded £100,000 from him
    – demanded a signed shirt
    – setup a deal with a newspaper to take photos of them together at a hotel
    – got newspaper support for a story that she could make money from

    SHE had planned this all along – she wasn’t really interested in the money. The judge claimed that he felt it was Blackmail. That is what the story is about.

    That newspaper is on thin ice. Affairs, cheating happen all the time – everyday, everywhere. It’s not in the public interest to disclose info on people who cheat. If they want to be fair, they should report on every single affair rather than solely concentrate on one involving a footballer. It’s about selling papers and making money.

    Imogen Thomas is a 100% nasty piece of work and an example of everything that’s wrong with the current British media and love affair with just ‘being famous.’

    • Common Sense

      May 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Bang on Snodgrass…….. 100% correctamundo

    • Magic Snodgrass

      May 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      I made a bit of a typo – i meant:

      SHE had planned this all along – she wasn’t really interested IN THE RELATIONSHIP, SHE WAS INTERESTED in the money. The judge claimed that he felt it was Blackmail. That is what the story is about

      • Sarah

        May 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

        Where was the hard evidence that all these demands were made?

        At the end of the day whether she did make the demands or not he still shouldn’t have cheated on his wife that’s the bottom line… He and Imogen are both as guilty as each other but at the end of the day he was the 1 that took marriage vows not her!!

    • carrsider

      May 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      She may also be a “100% nasty piece of work” but he didn’t have to succumb to her. His money got him in to it now he wants his money to get him out of it.

    • carole

      May 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      MR.MANURE SNODGRASS your points are all supposing the weasel was telling the truth.What a cowardly gutless person he is.AND he has the nerve to want to use his money to silence others.

    • Sooz

      May 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

      Even if that trollop did plan this, HE still had sex with her and they both knew he was married. What does it take for people to realise marriage, children and family means NO SCREWING AROUND

    • Cherry choochoo

      May 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

      I agree she was only doing it for the money and probably more so, the power (no not phil taylor he wouldn’t touch it with giggs’) but it is very hard to believe that she thought he was going to propose and genuinely ‘loved’ her, she started saying those things to cover up the fact she had demanded money from him. They are as bad as eachother although it’s pathetic she is called things like ‘sexy’ and a ‘babe’. Its no wonder men end up cheating because it sounds appealing to them, so I think it was good of the judge to grant the injunction against the media being allowed to disclose the affair because they are not willing to take it seriously. Stupid women like Imogen should be taken or what they are not made to look glamourous or attractive. Its not fair. The people that call her the sort of things a man should call his wife or girlfriend are no better than Imogen and that footballer too.

  134. carrsider

    May 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    If I’m going to pay £45 to wear a football shirt I don’t want it to have the name of a man who betrayed his wife and children on it. So we do have a right to know if it’s really the name of a scumbag.

  135. Angie

    May 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Well I am very dissapointed thought Ryan Giggs was one of the good ones, just goes to show, you can’t have faith in anyone these days

  136. Margaret

    May 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    WELL DONE! Sunday Herald. Glad you have published the cheating snake he should be ashamed of himself. He should have thought about his wife kid’s before he dipped his wick!..

  137. borderer

    May 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    What a pity some of your correspondents did not apply themselves to studying English grammar at school.

  138. Special

    May 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Pity Giggs could not gag all the publications in the uk! Whilst he was wrong to have an affair with the “poor” big brother woman, we have to respect that he certainly does not need to have his laundrette aired in public! What did Imogen the “poor” girl expect? Did she expect him to leave his wife and kids? Did she REALLY expect him to pay her £50k (which went up to £100k the next day) for no apparent reason? She was the one that went to the newspaper to sell her story and then to plead how hurt she feels for being left to herself to deal with the media??? Come on give me a break! She is merely a gold digger and would not surprise me in the least if she made a beeline for him and coaxed him into an affair to make money!


      May 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Hang on a minute get ur facts right the NOTW went to Imogen with the story for a comment before they went to print … she cant have asked them for money as they already had something on the story……correct me if wrong but did RG get his wife pregnant out of wedlock and it took a while for them to get married ….so who else might also be a gold digger he knew what could happen hes just like all of us chancers

  139. john

    May 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    cor what a prick you are.he also new that he was married so if he had any morales he would.nt have strayed in the 1st place. he tried to hide behind his money but it was all to come out in the end.i feel sorry for his wife she should just divorce him and good luck to her in the future

  140. Nobby

    May 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Imogen Thomas has launched a singing career to play dow speculationof having an affair with a premiership footballer … She is currently doing giggs in Manchester

    • mad jock

      May 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      brilliant ,nobby !! O K if I use this one to my mates.?

  141. Anthony James

    May 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I thought PRIVETE LIFE meant just that, the right to keep your private life, private. Yet i see people on here cheering from the roof tops that they get to find out who it is. Who cares, only sad people with no lives would care about this story and who it is or was. Private life means private, you have no rights to know any of his life just as i don’t have and rights to know what you do in yours. Don’t give me this but he a public figure crap because that makes no difference, private is private no matter who you are, famous or not. If Ryan Giggs looses the right to keep his life PRIVATE then you loose your right to keep yours private also. So stop cheering the lose of your right to Privicy because it will be a different story when you want to keep your life private, who will be crying then?????. By the way the right to privicy is not the same as the right to free speech. The only reasons papers wanted to name him was to MAKE MONEY, nothing to do with freedom of speech. Infact the only people who wanted to name him where the people who looked to gain money from it. Think about that when you are cheering (WELL DONE) well done for what????? paving the way for the slapper and the newspapers to make money out of somones PRIVATE LIFE. What did you get out of it, NOTHING!.

    • kris burns

      May 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Well said Anthony James!!!
      At last someone who can stand back and look outside the box at the real issue here!!!


        May 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

        Anthony James’s comments are bang on hit it on the head,who really gives aFrench Connection U.K,Imogen Thomas real gold digger,and as for the tabloids it only adds to their sales,so who’s the mugs giggs or us,it’ll be some other rich tube next week,rich twonks and gold diggers are a tabloid’s ‘NIRVANA ‘ B.F.K ,AYRSHIRE

      • Kosa

        May 23, 2011 at 3:41 am

        Well I just need more details about the mazey dribble that left three guys confused in his wake before he let go with some shot that nearly broke the ol’ onion bag.

    • Sarah

      May 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

      Y is she a slapper??? Coz she fell inlove with a married man who supposedly ‘loves’ his wife and children??? if he loves them so much y did he cheat with another woman??? Sorry but it’s not only Imogen’s fault it takes 2 to tango and he is the self professed ‘family man’!! There is no evidence to say that she was makin money out of it either???

  142. Common Sense

    May 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Typical of all you to believe the truth of a story that you haven’t even heard yet……. The judge who granted the injunction stated that he did so because he believed that the player was being blackmailed by Thomas to the tune of £100,000 and that any ‘evidence’ of an affair was actually set up beforehand by her and the NOTW. I won’t won’t be making any judgments on anyones character until i’ve at least heard his side of the story. As far as these ‘super-injunctions’ are concerned though, I believe that they wouldn’t be necessary if only the media and especially the tabloids were made more accountable for printing hearsay and slander.

    • Lyndon

      May 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

      First sensible comment I’ve read on here. The rest of you are too quick to jump on the nearest passing tabloid branded bandwagon.

    • Sooz

      May 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

      blackmail or not he still had sex with this thing. If you don’t want to get blackmailed do’nt give anyone the ammo to do it

  143. james

    May 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    giggs should shag an old granny like rooney

  144. The electorates opinion

    May 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I’m glad he’s named here. It’s a shame if he’s wrecked his marriage but he obviously didn’t really value it. It’s a shame for the loved ones who are hurt – but he obviously didn’t really care enough.

    Wealthy people having super injunctions to protect them can only encourage adulterous behaviour without reprisal – bad idea. Adultery is something that should be exposed if we believe in marriage. Did these people marry and make vows in a church? Did a judge then make everyone keep their dirty secret in the name of the queen, head of that church?

    Stop them now.

  145. wayne rooney

    May 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    dont worrie giggsy you’ll get through it i did ……. keep your head up

    • peter croach

      May 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      so di i Giggsy please try and stay cool, collective, and the storm plus the greedy bi..h will go away. ps Hold the faith

  146. demo

    May 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    who are they

  147. Keith

    May 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Glad this doesn’t exist in the US. Freedom of the press in the US clearly has a lot more meaning than in the UK.

  148. kevin lee

    May 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    he just brought more attention on himself with all this.i’m so glad its him i am a welshman and it couldn’t have worked out any better.he was a part time international player.well done for exposing him.

  149. Lyle

    May 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Woo… thought it was going to be John Terry again. This guy hit on Barry Glenndenning’s girlfriend through the player’s agent/friend at a bar once… according to Football Weekly podcast superstar.

    Pitiful. Leash your Johnson son.

    • Keith

      May 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      The Terry bashing needs to stop. Both sides deny anything happened and the newspaper ended paying out a libel lawsuit.

      • mark

        May 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

        Riiiiiight…. so Wayne Bridge TWICE refused to shake his hand.

        I guess he doesnt know the two deniers are well as you seem to,..

        The last time was WestHam-Chelsea in the last week of april 2011.
        Seems like he isnt STILL buying the denial of a guy who wants this story behind him and of an ex who doenst want to be labelled a whore.

        • Keith

          May 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

          Yeah as a Chelsea fan I saw that last month. Look if I was Bridge I wouldn’t shake his hand either. Bridge has the right to be pissed but it doesn’t mean anything happened though.

  150. Shocka144

    May 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm


    Billy Jones



    P.S. Well done

  151. Keith

    May 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Ryan Giggs officially became a huge douche.


      May 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      Jealous by any chance…..oooooooh isn’t he awful

      • Keith

        May 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

        Do you think Ashley Cole is a douche? Why should Giggs not get the same treatment. Yes, if I was a football player I would have more fun but I wouldn’t get married if I wasn’t done playing the field.

        He is a douche. Not just for cheating on his wife but his kids too. And then he goes and files the super injunction. Pretty low.

  152. Daiks

    May 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Ive heard she is a singer now but only doing giggs in Manchester Id like a ticket.

  153. MICK

    May 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    At his age ,Let him enjoy it while he can, fool fo wasting his money on her .

  154. Liz

    May 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Same old, same old. Famous married man, girl after some fame and money who thinks he will leave his wife. In all of this remember the wife and kids who have trusted him and been let down big time. The marriage may go on but the hurt will never go away completely. They have my best wishes, but Imogen and her ‘lover’ – you reap what you sow and as they say ‘what goes around come around’, one is as bad as the other.

  155. ryan and imogen

    May 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Now you know why Mr Giggs has been playing so well

  156. trickybrkn

    May 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    The daily mail had this last week…
    “What a striker!
    Ryan Giggs’ wife Stacey Cooke is normally an invisible WAG. But this week an ultra-slim Stacey turned up at the Manchester United player-of-the-year awards in a staggeringly sexy frock, showing that she’s every bit the equal of those stylish WAGs Abbey Clancy and Coleen Rooney.

    Ryan’s a lucky chap indeed, so couldn’t he have tried a bit harder with that smile? I, for one, would love to read more about what a happy couple they make…”

  157. sharon

    May 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Well done for having the balls to stand up and say it. wether she did or did not try to balckamal him is irrelevant – if he didn’t want to get found out he should of kept it in his pants

    • redarmyveteran

      May 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      So Sharon…blackmail is ok then is it. She deserves all the fallback that she has recieved,,,just wait till the dust is settled, the press will have her on toast.

  158. stuart bailey

    May 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    If it is Mr Giggs or CTB as he wants to be known as, he cant sue all of us.

    If he was top play the field by sleeping around he’s going to get his fingers burnt.

    I feel for his Kids and Wife, if he was a real man he would not have done it. A sad world he must live in.

    A man with a good career, money, wife, kids, houses, cars and a chest wig that makes george clooney go wild. Wake up and smell the coffee the party is over its about time football stars and celebs join the real world.


    • redarmyveteran

      May 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      mr bailey…what type of fella pontificates about another bloke having a roll in the hay…i bet you wouldn’t say no to her. i thought only girlies cooo over all this gossip.

  159. tracy

    May 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    you can take a horse to water but you can;t make it drink!!! he knew what he was doing, why is it always the woman’s fault ,happy days for naming him!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • pop1

      May 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

      Why is it always the womans fault? Because, in my experience, some women can be very cynical and manipulative in the extreme. You are wonderful creatures. But never to be trusted. Having said that, Imogen could mess around with me and I would come back for more. WHAT A BODY.

  160. prince

    May 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Yh so what?? who the f***’s perfect in this world? things happen and ppl get on with their lives. that slapper knew the man was married yet she got involve with him. and by all mean his wife knows already I believe. that slapper should be shut up and find her next victim… Gold digger B****

    • sharon

      May 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      i do agree that sheknew what she was getting in to but why should she be forced to keep it quiet when others ahve heard about it. Who gives a flying one any way

    • mark

      May 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      you can not have a brain, its only an affair it happens all the time to people, its most likely gigs was flashin is cash about n sayin i can have any one i want and this poor girl got caught up in it all, ye she did wrong but he is a lot worse than she is.

      • chunk

        May 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

        ‘this poor girl’………get a grip!!!………..this money grabbin fame hungry publicity seekin slapper knew exactly what she was doing….and Giggs was just a stupid for thinking he’d get away with it….both deserve all the grief they get and each other….she’ll end up earning loads out of ‘poor,poor me’ stories,being on im a celebrity and countless other pathetic TV shows….Giggs will carry on as normal…so what!!!….whos the worse person of the two of them?….well,ones sad and pathetic…and the other ones rich and stupid…….

        • fred

          May 23, 2011 at 6:50 am

          we should be worried about the judges who are selling these
          gagging orders this country once had free speech we are losing
          this with help of our judges

      • Bryn

        May 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

        If she apeard on Big brother it just shows you what a money grabbing idiot shee is

    • Hemmingway

      May 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      Wonderful Words . . . Is Max Clifford involved Yet ?

      • Redhead Gingerbread

        May 23, 2011 at 2:10 am

        Amen chunk. My sentiments exactly!

    • Sheila

      May 23, 2011 at 8:09 am

      Talk about a Neanderthal

  161. Dan

    May 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I am happy someone is ready to stand up for the common people.

  162. patogbish

    May 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    giggs,giggs,giggs of all people… so surprise,never trust anyone that is so quiet or cant hurt a pin

    • redarmyveteran

      May 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Patogbish……..ooooooooooooh isn’t it awful. Now lets all hear about the big noise politicians and bankers who screwed the country. get a life for yourself.

  163. alec mcnab

    May 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    well done for having the guts and common interest at heart to out this sad man,imogen t is a waste of space and his wife must be a saddo for staying with him,a case of three greedy people i think,there all quite sad in there own way,

  164. julia

    May 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Get real, what did she do strap him to a bed every time and force him
    takes two the guys a wimp leaving her to carry the inevitable fall out

    • Formerly Manx toffee

      May 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Possibly….think those details come out next !!

      • Roy Hammond

        May 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

        confess to his wife should he? of course he should and perhaps he did. The fact is it has nothing to do with anyone else, it isnt in the public interest for us to know, its an invasion of his privacy, its also very hurtful for his family.
        I once sat at a table with a notw journalist and told him he was the scum of the earth, and he was/is. Go and get a proper job.

        • CMcG

          May 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

          He is getting sponsorships & trading on his ‘good name & family values’ so it is a public matter. He is getting deals for a lie.
          More importantly superinjunctions are for matters of national importance / security. Not for rich, famous people to use to buy gags for their sorid lives.
          Giggs & Imogen are both rotten people.

  165. Keith Taylor

    May 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    It would have been so much easier for him just to have told his wife then come clean to the public, that way this would of all been forgotton about by now.

    • F Tam

      May 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      My sentiments exactly. Couldn’t have put it better myself.

  166. sammy ameobi

    May 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    well done, a good deed for free speech

  167. Graham

    May 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Well done yes I agree, everyone knew it and it goes to show your money can’t hide your identity.

    My only annoyance is with the woman, she is a marriage wrecker and all out to cause damage and raise a profile, she has no remorse for the poor wife and children involved.

    Surprised she didn’t try to trap him in the pregnancy field

    • Harry

      May 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Hello!!!!He is married and he too should have known what he was doing wrong. It takes two to tango.

      • spongo

        May 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

        There seems to be some misconception here it doesnt take two to tango. A WOMAN decides if it is time to tango she is in full charge of the holy grail.

        • sarah

          May 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm

          it takes 2 its as much him as it is her, hes married and should have known better.

        • daisy

          May 23, 2011 at 3:55 am

          oh get a grip will you the man has a pulse doesn’t he, he’s an over paid creep who has his own mental capacicy and surely to god knows what’s right and wrong morally!!

    • hil

      May 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      it takes two so it’s not all her fault

      • waddo

        May 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        these footballers think because they have so much money they can do anything and get away with it

        • rene

          May 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

          hes not the only one, all the sites iv ever been on including dating sites 1000s of married and in a relationship men.ask to meet for an affair,they all do it given a chance,

    • tracy

      May 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      he done it himself,he wrecked his own marriage!!!!

      • yorrick

        May 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

        keep up the good work , if wikileaks have a place so does this.

      • Vivienne Percy

        May 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

        Well done for outing this man. He treated Imogen very badly. What a coward he is.

    • siobhan

      May 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      yes she did do wrong BUT he was the 1 that made a commitment to his wife wen he married her he was the 1 that stood and made his vows to promise to be faithfull y is it the women gets the blame all the time he done wrong if he hadnt of tried to stop his name being made public this would have blowen over long ago and another thing a women cant trap a man in a the “pregnacy field” he is the 1 sleeping with her y cant he jus put sumthing on it safe sex an all that !!!!

    • Clare Smith

      May 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      He should know better than to be deceiving his wife and children so I blame HIM more than her! I suppose as he’s a footballer he was flattered with going around with a younger glamorous girl.

      He’s to blame more than she is in my opinion… he is married with kids and she isn’t! IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO!!!

    • Keith

      May 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      She wasn’t the one who got married. Yes, people that are willing to sleep with married people are scummy but married people that cheat are the ones who deserve the blame. The only thing that would make this worse is if his wife blames Imogen Thomas and forgives Giggs.

      If Giggs had just admitted this earlier the story would already be dead and just be another of the dozens of cheating football players (just like the Rooney hooker scandal).

    • Glee

      May 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      They are both to blame. She knew he was married but so did he. He was present at his wedding wasn’t he? The only people I feel bad for are his poor wife and kids. Reports have said that he confessed to his wife weeks ago when she thought it might be him. This would explain why she looked so skinny at the Man Utd POTY awards recently. She must be devastated.

    • London68

      May 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      He is the one who is wrecking his own marriage not her

    • Ellie

      May 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      It ws Ryan Giggs and not Imogen thomas who took marriage vowes and it was up to him to keep them

      • queen

        May 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

        yes i agree i also blame Ryan Giggs, why because he is the married one with a wife and children. Imogen i must say is a low down dirty rat

      • pop 1

        May 23, 2011 at 6:42 am

        And she should have kept her legs together and her knickers on. Well done Gigsy.

    • Tony

      May 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      His wife is better off without him.Imogen did’nt force him into bed.

    • sparksy

      May 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      Eeeer She was single, Giggs only has Giggs to blame……he was the one who wrecked his marriage, she had nothing to loose.

      • craig

        May 23, 2011 at 7:18 am


    • Max

      May 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      As A woman I have to say that the only marriage wreckers was giggs, he’s and only he’s to blame, imogen is probably one of many and idea its hadnt been her its would have been someone else . Well done for naming tge cheating towrag .

      • James

        May 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

        If you are going to pontificate and make comments about this please learn to spell. She is a marriage wrecker as much as him. To blame one or the other is pointless. You don’t know if they did it, or if she is blackmailing him or what? You also don’t know the back story, maybe his wife is a bitch and they hate life together. There are 2 things wrong with this. One that he took out a super injunction, money should not be able to buy you legal benefits… and secondly that the public feel the need to but into there lives to this degree… At the end of the day I like Giggs, he has been a great footballer and a great entertainer and he’s done his bit for the world in terms of football. Whatever happens with this case, let the law sort it out, and the injunction protects his innocent wife and kids…… Sheesh. What you should be interested in is the RBS boss, who had an affair, promoted the woman twice while she was working there, and then the bank goes bust…. and he takes out a super injunction – that is in the public interest, some big brother porn stars and a possible family break up is not. People make me sick.

        • Phil

          May 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

          Please learn how to spell yourself before slagging off the spelling of others. E.g. You write “there lives”, whereas it should be “their lives”, and “but into” instead of “butt into”. Just because a person cannot spell very well does not take away their right to have an opinion.
          Anyway, this is my opinion. He, (I live in England so I don’t who we are talking about) could’nt keep his cock in his troosers. He got found out. Tough shit. Happy to take sponsorship money etc. for your clean image, I that case, stay clean, or else shut up.

          • Holly

            June 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

            Brilliant! Phil you really put James back in his box! Men…men…men, when will they learn??? Woman have a 6th sense for cheating men, his Wife knew well before this all came to light, the poor childen, its more the shame of knowing your fathers a dirty lying cheat. The truth will always out, this injuction nonsense is just a way of ripping off wealthy scumbags to make them think they can hide! It’s PATHETIC! and makes me laugh…No sympathy for poor little Imogen ‘so far down the Z list that she’s resorted to shagging married footballers’ Thomas. She knew what she was doing I’m not buying this ‘I was so in love with him’ crap….no press is bad press and she knows it! Next few months her tits will be all over the lad mags again and she be rolling in the cash. She’s not stupid…Giggs is!!

    • lynne

      May 23, 2011 at 6:16 am

      she is single and she would have never outed him, he is a cheat who made her believe he loved her. if u want to mess around don,t get married. his poor wife and children. trust a man to blame the woman

    • Lloyd

      May 23, 2011 at 7:30 am

      That is a ridiculous stance to take. He should have said no. She was not married and so was doing nothing wrong. He was the one that was in a committed relationship not her. No matter how much she was attracted to him, he didn’t have to do it. If he cared about his wife n kids he would have done like Rio Ferdinand did and said NO!!

    • scotty

      May 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

      well done it takes 2 to tango so u cant just blame the female and call her a home recker

    • helen

      May 23, 2011 at 9:32 am

      I agree she sould have done it especially if she new he was married with a family, but what about him he should have stayed away, he has no remorse for what he has put his wife and kids through so in my opinion that makes him worse. It takes two, so becasuse he is famous and has money he should get away with what he has done!!

      • helen

        May 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

        sorry meant to say, she shouldnt have done it

        • wayne

          May 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

          Does it really affect anyone but them . its sad when there are more important issues in this world than this.. its happened and it will happen again with someone else who rich and well known, dont just blame the man women do it as welll …

  168. john wilson

    May 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    well done
    for naming him

  169. john wilson

    May 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    well done

  170. brian warden

    May 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    well done

    • apophs

      May 23, 2011 at 3:08 am

      he cheated on his wife about 10 years agp before he married her, she kicked him out of the family house then and she gave him 1 more chance so hes a serial cheater.just search google.

      • Nick

        May 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

        all because the news papers and a bimbo that wants money say he has cheated on his wife, it doesn’t mean he did it, so Apophs and all the other people who think he cheated can you prove to me and the rest of the world he did it, until Giggs come out saying he did it put a sock in it and get a life!! Innocent until proven guilty

        • reg

          May 23, 2011 at 8:57 am

          its presumed innocent until found guilty

        • Lawrence

          May 23, 2011 at 10:02 am

          I’m pretty sure him getting a super injunction proves he’s got something to hide…

      • Barry

        May 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

        I think your forgetting the fact that we are talking about another scum bag low life footballer here!! it’s unacceptable to think you can pick and choose your publicity when in the public eye!

    • everywoman

      May 23, 2011 at 3:09 am

      You disgusting creeps, would you like someone to do that to you?

      • Itai

        May 23, 2011 at 3:42 am


      • Nick

        May 23, 2011 at 8:55 am

        all because the news papers and a bimbo that wants money say he has cheated on his wife, it doesn’t mean he did it, so everywoman and all the other people who think he cheated can you prove to me and the rest of the world he did it, until Giggs come out saying he did it put a sock in it and get on with your own life!! Innocent until proven guilty

        • Dave Tweety

          May 23, 2011 at 10:01 am

          u are making a tool out of yourself Nick. He is guilty for the full 100% and tries to act like the ideal family man and using his money to ruin Imogen. Sadly for the creep, he is the one losing everything in the end

          • tonyspeed

            May 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

            family men don’t cheat?….lol. what alternate universe are you living in?

      • wocjy

        May 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

        Yes Please

    • sharon

      May 23, 2011 at 3:18 am

      Gigsy, what a total idiot!!!! he knew exactly what he was doing if you want go round bedding women you should never have got married that way you would not be hurting anyone else.

      • Woodman

        May 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

        Bore off Sharon. You’d love to have a bit of Giggs.

    • JH

      May 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

      So you advocate having sex with baboons? You are strange.

    • JH

      May 23, 2011 at 4:01 am

      Seems like that was not the case as she is obviously single. Looks like he did not score any goals there, except an own goal.

    • yviebabylove

      May 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

      well she bedded every man in england and wales it only leaves
      scoland and ireland and then she done the whole of uk well she out to get fame and giggs would have done this at all

    • clare greenhalgh

      May 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

      its not even about who’s cheated on whom anymore its about this country’s media and the public being so pathetic they think its their right to know and to gloat on someone’s downfall. Every tom dick and harry has cheated on their wife but its of no interest – what does it say about this country when some horror wanna be glamour slut’s story (coz that’s what it is so far) gets more attention that real news….

      • James

        June 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

        I’ve not cheated on my wife 🙂
        Personally I don’t understand, why people destroy the meaning of marriage by doing those things when they are married.

    • Harry

      May 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

      It’s silly season for extra-marital affairs. There’s no worthwhike news. I like Giggs, but he’s a footballer – no brain genius, none of them are.

    • theUKhasbecomeajoke

      May 23, 2011 at 11:51 am

      Well done!!!

      Now are you brave enough to tackle to the suspicious secrecy which is assumed by the UK family courts?

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