Ryan Giggs has found himself in the news tabloids once again, and once again for all the wrong reasons.
For those of you that have not heard the story of Ryan Giggs’ affair, I’ll give you the short version.
According to News of the World, Giggs had been cheating on his wife Stacey with Natasha, the 28-year-old wife of his brother Rhodri.
Reports have suggested that the affair began in 2003 when the Giggs met Natasha at Manchester’s Sugar Lounge nightclub. The Manchester United star was unmarried at the time, but his fiancée, Stacey, was carrying the couple’s first child.
It gets better. Ryan was expected to be the best man at this brother’s wedding in 2010, but he was replaced by Will Mellor.
According to The Sun, Giggs, Stacey and Natasha had a shouting match in the street. Here is the censored play-by-play of the incident:
Giggs’ wife Stacey breaks the deadlock telling Natasha: “You’re nothing but a f***ing s**g.”
Giggs fires this volley at his ex: “Are you f***ing proud of yourself? I hope you got paid a lot.”
The United ace blasts: “Do you realise you’ve split up two families?”
Natasha spits: “You’d already done that a long time ago.”
Giggs: “You realise I never cared about you, it was just sex to me.”
He shoots: “You didn’t have to sell your story, you did it all for the money.”
He scores: “Did you honestly ever think I had feelings for you?”
He rubs it in: “I know where part of your money’s gone – on your new t*ts.”
Nat’s defence is poor but with a couple of strikers up front she pulls one back: “Oh Ryan, it’s really great to know that you’re still playing happy families.”
Nat tweets later: “That awkward moment when u bump into the one person u never thought you would see again with his lapdog. Also referred to as ‘the wife’.”
And she adds: “Had a blazin’ row in the street he is such a t*t!!!!!!!!”
What does this story have to do with soccer, and more importantly Manchester United?
For one thing, this scandal has with a doubt tainted the career of one of the Red Devils most storied talents. Nobody will ever think of Ryan Giggs in the same light ever again, but that’s ok because they probably shouldn’t.
As for Manchester United, they really did not need any more distractions heading into their match-up with Liverpool at Anfield. The situation surrounding Wayne Rooney and his three-match ban has left England fans outraged.
I expect an extremely harsh reception for the former Everton striker. Now then, can United win this match despite all of the negative attention around their club?
Their chances do not look good at the moment, but if any club can pull it off it’s Manchester United.