The word is out on twitter,Facebook and WordPress.The recent super-injunction sought by Schilling’s on behalf of their client has been shredded and left in tatters by social-networking sites. Just why Giggs didn’t come clean in the first place must count as one of the biggest public-relations disasters in recent history. He should’ve known that he could not dribble his way out of this one! If he had allowed events to take their natural course the whole sad, sorry affair would’ve petered out in a month or so, after-all it’s only another kiss & tell about a Premier league football player. They are as common as muck! Which brings me on nicely to Imogen Thomas.
It’s been a great career booster for Thomas; the ex-Big Brother contestant’s agents are milking the story for all it’s worth. Thomas has been a regular figure on TV screens across the country as well as filling up the columns of most of the UK press. To suggest that she tried to blackmail Giggs for 100k, a signed shirt and some Manchester United tickets thrown in for good measure lacks credibility, whoever thought that one up needs red carding and prescribing a course of reality pills! Thomas’s kiss & tell will now accrue her much, much more. Her status and stock in trade are already rising on the back of the super-injunction whilst her agent has been increasing personal appearance fees while being inundated with offers.
It’s all about Money
Imogen Thomas stands to make several million pounds. Schilling’s will make a tidy lump of cash, the Sun will grab the headlines and increase circulation while Giggs will attempt a damage limitation exercise on his image rights. The best form of defence is attack, every player should know it. Rather than attempt a defensive holding position Giggs should’ve gone on the attack taking the game to the opposition,with a genuine public apology to wife and family, instead he has scored a MONUMENTAL own goal!
The British legal system now stands accused of protecting the rich and famous while freedom of speech has been left bleeding in the gutter. Not because of some Global crisis but due to some wannabe minor celeb having it off with a married footballer! The real victims in all the furore haven’t been given a thought. Enter Mrs Giggs and family, not so much as a word on the terrible emotional upset that this tawdry affair must be causing her.
Giggs should have known that playing away from the marital home can and often does result in divorce and defeat.