Posted on 18 May 2022 8:37 BST
| Last Updated: 18 May 2022 8:44 BST
Court sketches of Jamie Vardy supporting his wife Rebecca Vardy in her legal battle with Coleen Rooney have gone viral on social media.
Leicester striker Vardy appeared in court on Tuesday to support his wife in the defamation case against Wayne Rooney.
Coleen Rooney has accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking her family’s private information and fake stories to The Sun – claiming she was the criminal after an injection on social media.
Vardy has denied the allegations and is suing Rooney for defamation.
Jamie Vardy first appeared in court on Tuesday and sat next to his wife during the court case.
A sketch of the English international field has gone viral on social media, with football fans impressed by the artist’s picture of the striker.
“Leicester City 2016 hero court artist got it wrong! Jamie Vardy? Or Robert Huss ??” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added: “Shadow of young Miroslav Klose!”
A third wrote: “Why does it look like the moon?”
THE JAMIE VARDY COURT DRAWINGS ARE IN pic.twitter.com/IueXnnbKe4
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 17, 2022
— Moog (@a_toots) May 17, 2022
— Manxpie (@manxpie86) May 17, 2022
— Tom Duckham (@tommyduckham) May 17, 2022
A few days ago, Wayne Rooney’s courtroom sketch was also mocked online as he attended the case in support of his wife Colleen.
One Twitter user said: “Why did they make him look like Mike Tyson?”
Second tweet: “They look like Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.”
And a third added: “Looks more and more like Danny Murphy.”
Rooney gave evidence in his court case on Tuesday claiming shockingly that former England manager Roy Hodgson had asked him to speak to Vardy about his wife’s behavior during Euro 2016 in France.
In a few years i hope we have an art exhibition dedicated to the Wayne Rooney sketches from the #wagathachristie saga pic.twitter.com/mj5UjZgFzj
— Jon Regnart (@JonRegnart) May 12, 2022
Rooney said he was pulled aside by Hodgson and his assistant Gary Neville, who asked him to ask Vardy the “shameful” question that his wife was “causing problems and distractions” to the team.
Jamie Vardy insists the conversation didn’t happen and has accused Rooney of saying “nonsense”.
In an off-field statement, the Leicester striker’s representative said: “Wayne is talking nonsense. He must have been confused because he never spoke to me about Becky’s media work in Euro 2016. The problem.”
“There’s nothing to say, I know that because I discussed everything with Becky.”
The court case is ongoing and is due to end on Wednesday.