Rebekah Vardy tried to ‘do the dirty’ and spill the beans on unrest in the Leicester City dressing room when star player Riyad Mahrez went ‘on strike’, the High Court heard.
The court heard Vardy, 40, contacted her agent Caroline Watt after Mahrez failed to turn up for training for the second day running back in 2018.At the time of the exchange in February, four years ago, Mahrez was seeking a move to Manchester City.
Rebekah Vardy was questioned about whether she leaked information about husband Jamie Vardy’s former team-mate Riyad Mahrez after he didn’t turn up for training at Leicester
Mahrez, pictured here with wife Taylor Ward, was said to have left his team-mates ‘fuming’
In the WhatsApp message Vardy wrote: ‘Mahrez not turned up for training again. The lads are fuming.’
Watt suggested she contact TV reporter Rob Dorsett who was one of the journalists covering the story for Sky Sports News.
Vardy replied that she didn’t want the story to ‘come back on me.’
Dorsett subsequently tweeted: ‘I’m told Riyad Mahrez failed to report for #lcfc training this morning. He has now missed two training sessions and a game, so is technically in breach of contract and on strike. Sources say he is depressed after failing to get his move to #mcfc.’
Under cross examination from Coleen Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne she said: ‘It was pretty much unheard of for a player to go one strike and not turn up for training.
She said the story of the turmoil in the dressing room ‘absolutely 100 per cent did not come from me’.Mahrez and Vardy helped guide Leicester to the Premier League and were close friends
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