Off Message: Twitter rage, Coleen Rooney-style

It’s best to be like James Blunt when it comes to ignoring some of the nastier stuff on Twitter. But for the ultimate lesson in revenge, it’s hard to beat Coleen’s ‘Roo-dunnit?’, where the footballer’s wife gave a masterclass in dishes served cold

13th October, 2019
Coleen Rooney: it takes talent to be this bold on Twitter PIc: Getty

I’ve often thought about taking revenge via social media. I’ve considered the subtweet: that’s the name for that most enjoyable bear-swipe, where you don’t name your enemy, but you vociferously detail the complaint. I’ve shilly-shallied with the straight-out revelation, tagging everyone, and their mothers and fathers, in the tweet too.

I’ve debated spitting out a line or two of Azealia Banks-style, block capitals-led rage. I’ve...

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