27 responses

  1. FinnGooner
    25/05/2011

    Thanks for telling about this… I had been wondering about all the Giggs tweets (I don’t live in UK nor have I been reading sport news apart Arsenal stuff lately).
    I think if you choose to have a job that makes you famous then there is some prize to pay (that being media intrest in your private life). So if you don’t want newspapers writing that you cheated your wife there is simple way to avoid it do NOT cheat.
    I would be interested to know how they could punish all the people who tweeted about Giggs as I’m sure some of them might not be living in UK so they don’t have to do as UK law says. And for those in UK can they really punish you if you broke the law without knowing it (Did everyone who tweeted know about the super injunction).

  2. Ian
    25/05/2011

    Great post. What I find appalling is that his legal guys named Imogen thomas and left her to deal with the media. She couldnt afford 50 grand for her own injunction. Its about time they got rid of this elitist law.

  3. Stevie E
    25/05/2011

    Being a Welsh man myself, it’s surprising to see that somebody outside my green & pleasant land has noticed what a lazy arse glory boy Giggs is. We disowned him years ago, even in the games he could be bothered to play in, he never turned up. So now he’s gone and shamed my people by having an affair with another daft Welshy who we’ve also disowned (I realise I’m disowning people on behalf of a country, but I’m sure nobody will mind), and proved to the world what we in Wales have known for a long time… Ryan Giggs is a prat.

  4. Simon Bailey
    25/05/2011

    These super injunctions are a disgrace. I personally dont give two figs who shags who, but I am very happy that because Giggs is so famous, this issue is now being discussed more widely. I first became interested in these injunctions when i read about a uk firm called Trafigura who whilst in the process of ‘cleaning’ crude oil whilst in transit, they ended up with some serious toxic waste products. They didnt want to pay the dutch to dispose of them so they ended up unloading it into tankers in the Ivory Coast and had it dumped at landfills. In such poor countries, communities of people live and make their living on the land fills. as a result hundreds of people were very seriously injured or died. this company tried to use a super injunction to hide their shame, but ultimately failed when they were outed by a member of the house of lords, after they had tried to gag the members there.
    The point is is that whatever these half assed celebrities get up to, we dont want people like trafigura to be able to hide from us.

  5. Lanz
    25/05/2011

    Nice post. He was going to retire with that Mr. Clean, Mr. Nice image but providence caught up with him just in the nick of time!

  6. nicky
    25/05/2011

    Brilliant post.
    I won’t forget his lofty attitude towards his national side over many years…..not a good enough side for him to fight for.
    As his footballing ability declines, this season I’ve noticed his increasing habit of sly fouling, very much like Scholes. He is clever enough to hide much of it from the referees, of course.
    On the personal behaviour matter, the so-called Mr Clean has been sussed out and I hope he is having to answer for his treachery towards his wife and family….like Rooney is having to do.

  7. Sam Nnaji
    25/05/2011

    Great Post
    Pathetic from the man we all believed jumped down from the skies. Sad!!!

  8. A Casual Observer
    25/05/2011

    This, I think you’ll find, provides a facinating insight into the situation:

    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2011/1232.html

  9. walter
    25/05/2011

    In my country, outside the UK, the whole story included with pictures and dates and different girls he has dated (now that is nicely put I would say) is published on the internet.
    So maybe they can stop it inside England and Wales, but the whole world outside knows all about it.
    How silly. 🙂

    I must say that I don’t care with whom Giggs went or goes to bed but if you want to paint a better picture of yourself in the media to show what a great person you are, you should realise that when this image goes down the gutter because you are not who you pretended to be then I think the media has every right to expose you as what you are.

  10. Uncle Mike
    25/05/2011

    So that’s why you don’t like Giggs? The fact that he plays for Manchester United was enough for me. And, for your information, “Mr. Wales” is Tom Jones — who’s had similar issues. And also has Stoke fans mangling one of his better songs.

  11. Mandy dodd
    25/05/2011

    Great article I am not so keen on him either He has been a great player but the media seem to have gone overboard in bigging him up, as they have a certain manager soon to face serious tax charges and a ginger team mate who regularly tries out his latest potentially career ending tackles. Not to mention John Terry who was recently acclaimed dad of the year, or Kerry Latona mum of the year.
    Gigs response smacks of arrogance but I guess he is used to being protected by a club with a long history of bullying the media. Sorry for his family but glad he got his comeuppance in the most public way.

  12. zedsuncle
    25/05/2011

    Ryan Giggs, the nice man, as an image, is worth a huge amount of dosh. As a product, with very clearly defined lines and messages, he is sold. This makes him an investment worth a very considerable amount of money.
    Obviously it’s a huge idea that this product can be protected by the law, and then this law can be put onto all of us so we are protecting Mr Giggs, the squeaky very clean product, we are protecting Mr Giggs, who shags around, from Mrs Giggs, and we are protecting ourselves from finding out whatever might be called ‘ the truth.’
    As a mate said, ”Ryan Giggs thinks the whole world should shut up to protect him.”
    Obviously, playing for ManU, you expect a return on the intimidation.

    Funny isn’t it that Ryan Giggs doesn’t seem to know anyone who says to him, ”Ryan, you’re taking on all the world, think about what you’re doing.”

  13. Adam
    26/05/2011

    This is parliament using Giggs promiscuity to have a swipe at the law makers of the country, The Lords & MPs do not give a sh#t about Giggs, what they care about is the judges creating precedents that will become law and this is an opportunity to embarrass the judges, Giggs has just been bent over by the Lords & MPs “justice really”. Get that taffy a woolly jacket.(BAH).

  14. mike in Atlanta
    26/05/2011

    It seems from the link provided by “ACO” that the England and Wales High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) paid a blind eye to an extortion attempt while they were busy cooking up a hold-that-publicity injunction. You guys have some lopey laws.

  15. Brickfields Gunners
    26/05/2011

    I just don’t understand celebtities and their insatiable urge for publicity and then feigning ignorance and innocence.In the end they are shown for their lack of class and sheer stupidty – in this case greed on the part of ” She who we will not name”.
    It reminds me of an old joke – a man goes up to a pretty woman at a bar and asks her ,”Will you sleep with me for a million bucks ?”, and after thinking for a while she is agreeable to the idea.Then he asks her if she would sleep with him for ten bucks.
    She retorts ,”What do you think I am ?”,to which he replies ,”We
    already know what you are -we’re just haggling over the price !”

  16. walter
    26/05/2011

    LOL Brickfields Gunners 🙂

  17. Tony
    26/05/2011

    Do you know, this is one of those rare events where no one had to be kicked off the discussion for wandering off the subject.

    Amazing.

    Thanks for everyone’s input, and as Walter said, thanks to Brickfields for the joke.

  18. Shard
    26/05/2011

    Also related to this, should be mentioned the disgraceful behaviour of the Knight of the British Empire, Sir Alex of Kastle Fergus (as bob would say) in trying to ban a reporter for asking a question about Ryan Giggs and his importance to the team. This is how the man has operated for years. Ask the questions I want, print the stories I want, show the programs I want, or I will ban you and I will face no consequences because the football authorities will not apply the rules to me.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/13521267.stm

  19. Brickfields Gunners
    26/05/2011

    Thanks Walter and Tony – very few if ever laugh at my jokes !

  20. Gunncabinet
    26/05/2011

    serves the gig so ACE right!

  21. Bannerman
    26/05/2011

    Wow you dont half

    It is rather strange that no matter how many times one says comments have to be linked to the subject matter of the original article, that one gets comments that are not. Odd isn’t it.

    This one is removed.
    Tony

  22. bob
    26/05/2011

    Nice work! Here’s an Arsenal connection: Arsene’s reported affair becomes fair taboloid game, but “the Giggs” (I love your title, cheers!), presses onward to force the genie back into the bottle. Perhaps the Gigg’s legal team can install Howard Webb as a special magistrate to officiate. Surely we’d get an even-handed judgment, a cleaner sheet (so to speak), and Sir Howard would join Sir Alex in the peer-age, as they await the ascension of the Giggs as their 20th looms…

  23. Sagalout
    26/05/2011

    There is a difference ‘tween news & gossip. Footballers sleeping around is gossip. MP’s who could be blackmailed etc sleeping around is news. But wouldn’t it be interesting if writing about ‘celebs’ sleeping around wouldn’t it be interesting if they had to admit to any infidelities both themselves and or their editors had.

  24. bob
    26/05/2011

    @Sagalout: but Giggs is more than a footballer sleeping around. He’s a self-made and media-abetted cultural icon who kommands respekt, if you catch my drift. Putting a spotlight on his brand of hypocrisy (a public disservice) is more than gossip-mongering. It serves a public good – cheers and a biscuit for Billy the Dog McGraw!

  25. TommieGun
    26/05/2011

    You got it all wrong. I didn’t like Giggs because of the goal against us, but now (and after seeing what’s this Imogen girl is all about) I kindov have lots of respect for the guy.

    ;-D

  26. menace
    26/05/2011

    Come on Wenger learn from this !! We need strikers like Giggs that score both HOME and AWAY. ;-D

  27. prick
    28/05/2011

    Menace, that’s a proper joke 😀

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