Willie O’Reilly: Wagatha Christie case should be a lesson in caution

The libel trial between two English footballers’ wives has gripped the public imagination, but the consequences for those involved could be costly

The Wagatha Christie, involving Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, is estimated to have cost both sides £3 million to date

The “Wagatha Christie” libel trial has gripped the imagination of many,. But the real-life feud between two Wags – wives and girlfriends of football stars – has also been a bonus of spectacular proportions for social media channels and the tabloid press.

The daily costume changes, the expensive hairdos and the ever-present sunglasses have filled endless pages of the red-tops. It’s been an editor’s delight: glamorous women having a cat-fight among the wigs and gowns ...