Wayne Rooney likened to Henry VIII online as Wagatha Christie trial

Off with her head! Twitter user jokes bearded Wayne Rooney looks like Henry VIII as social media has fun over £3M Wagatha Christie battle between Coleen and Rebekah Vardy

  • The libel trial between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney has entered day 6
  • Today Wayne Rooney has taken stand in the box to give evidence to the court
  • Online, Twitter users have been making memes about Wayne’s appearance

Former England captain Wayne Rooney,36, has taken to the stand for the first time at the Wagatha Christie trail between his wife Coleen Rooney, 36, and Rebekah Vardy, 40.

Twitter users have been reacting to Manchester United’s all-time highest goal scorer giving evidence today at London’s High Court.

So far he has described the awkward moment when he spoke to Jamie Vardy during the Euros in 2016, he asked the Leicester forward to ask his wife to ‘calm down’.

Many followers of the case have poked fun and created memes on Rooney’s bearded appearance, likening him to Henry VIII.

Wayne Rooney wore a dark suit as her arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice this morning ahead of giving evidence in the Wagatha Christie trial between his wife Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy

Many users made reference to Wayne Rooney’s physique, one person suggested he looked like Henry VIII

Popcorn company Butterkist made their own Wagatha Christie meme (pictured)

Some user felt Rooney now bears a resmblance to Game of Thrones character Davos Seaworth (pictured)

Twitter user Mike tweeted a painting of the Tudor monarch with the caption ‘Wayne Rooney arriving at the Old Bailey earlier’. 

Buttkist Popcorn posted ‘Here for #WagathaChristie’ alongside a picture of a photoshopped courtroom illustration showing a lawyer and the jury all eating popcorn as they watch the trial.

 While other joked about the striker spending more time in the box than he had throughout his career footballing career.

Toby Tarrant tweeted: ‘Normally after 20 minutes of getting no service he’d drop deep and come looking for the ball’.

Rooney appeared to have not been following the drama like many Twitter users, having said he didn’t read newspapers, and had been totally unaware that his wife was attempting to conduct a sting operation.

He said: ‘Me sitting in this courtroom is the first time I’m hearing almost everything on this case.

‘This week is really the first time I’ve had any understanding of what happened.’

The trial continues.

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