Here in Ireland, we're well used to politicians getting involved in high-profile public feuds. Cast your mind back to 2002, when then-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern famously attempted to defuse the spat between Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and his captain Roy Keane and you'll know what we mean.
17 years on from the infamous Saipan fiasco and we have another sporting squabble to rival them all. Well, sort of. Yesterday, Coleen Rooney brought the world to a standstill when she posted a brilliantly-written story about how she utilised some admirable investigation skills in order to out fellow footballer's wife Rebekah Vardy as a tabloid snoop. We're sure you all know what went on by now but if not, here's what Coleen had to say...
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
Of course, Rebekah responded to this by outlining her side of the story, which you can read below...
— Rebekah Vardy (@RebekahVardy) October 9, 2019
Like most feuds on this scale, it wasn't long before politicians started offering their own opinions on the matter and Paschal Donohoe is one of the first. Appearing on Virgin Media's Ireland AM this morning, the Finance Minister was quizzed on the situation and firmly waved the flag for the Scouser by saying "Rebekah v Coleen has been keeping me going and like the rest of the world I think, I'm Team Coleen."
In a week where Donohoe didn't win too many friends with his Budget, Coleen might be glad to have his support. This one's going to rumble on, folks.
(header pic: @IrelandAMVMTV)