Soccer star’s wife ran incredible scheme to catch Instagram mole
Coleen Rooney is probably not in need of any new sources of income after being married to English soccer star Wayne Rooney for more than a decade, but she may have a career as a detective waiting for her if she ever has any interest.
Rooney has seen her name surface in the tabloids more than usual over the past few years, which led her to believe that someone close to her must have been leaking stories to gossip outlets. Not knowing who would do something like that, she formulated a genius plan to catch the perpetrator in the act, and it appears to have worked.
Rooney suspected that the information that was being leaked to The Sun must have come from one of her Instagram followers on her private Instagram account (not the one with more than 800K followers), and she eventually came to believe the source of the info was Rebekah Vardy, the wife of English soccer player Jamie Vardy. In order to test her theory, Rooney blocked every one of her Instagram followers from being able to view her stories except for Vardy, and she began posting phony information (like claiming the basement in hers and Wayne’s new house flooded) to see if The Sun got ahold of it. Sure enough, it came out.
This has been a burden in my life for a few years now and finally I have got to the bottom of it…… pic.twitter.com/0YqJAoXuK1
— Coleen Rooney (@ColeenRoo) October 9, 2019
Vardy has denied that she leaked the information and said she is heartbroken Rooney would think that. In a statement of her own on social media, she indicated her account may have been hacked.
— Rebekah Vardy (@RebekahVardy) October 9, 2019
You can understand why Rooney would have a tough time believing that, especially after she went through such trouble to finally get to the bottom of what was happening. This wouldn’t be the first time she got herself into a sticky situation by sharing too much information on social media, either.
If Coleen can come up with a plan like that to uncover a mole, Wayne had better watch his step.
H/T Awful Announcing