Rebekah Vardy has said arguing with Coleen Rooney would be like “arguing with a pigeon” as the fallout from their highly public dispute continues.
Rooney, the wife of former England football captain Wayne, made headlines around the world after alleging she had turned detective to prove Vardy’s Instagram account was the source of leaked stories about her private life.
Vardy, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie, furiously denies any wrongdoing and said she has hired a cyber security expert to clear her name.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Vardy, 37, revealed what was said in a phone call between the two women after Rooney tweeted her allegations.
“I said to her: ‘Coleen, what on earth have you done?’,” Vardy said.
“It was not an easy phone call. She said to me: ‘I’m not pointing the finger’ and I said: ‘You have just annihilated me in public and hung me out to dry. The whole world hates me!’.
“I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me. She said: ‘You know, I always really liked you, which makes it harder.’”
Asked if they argued on the phone, Vardy replied: “That would be like arguing with a pigeon. You can tell it that you are right and it is wrong, but it’s still going to shit in your hair.”
Rooney, 33, said she had spent months trying to get to the bottom of who was leaking stories about her to the Sun newspaper.
She blocked access to her private Instagram account to everyone except Vardy’s page and planted a series of false stories that later found their way into print.
Vardy, who married Jamie in 2016, said third parties have had access to her Instagram account and an expert is working to discover who could have been behind the leaks.
When provided with the denial from Vardy, a spokesman for Rooney said: “It is irrefutable that the leaks came from one account, and one account only.”
The saga made headlines around the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.
Memes showing Rooney as Fred Jones from Scooby Doo unmasking a villain shown to be Vardy were mocked up while others compared Rooney to Miss Marple.