Monday, June 6, 2011

Et Tu, Brother!

Ryan Giggs' brother Rhodri has split from his wife Natasha following claims of her having an affair with his footballer sibling, it has been reported.
Rhodri, 34, is said to be 'devastated' over the reported eight-year relationship, and has now apparently ended his marriage, telling The Sun: 'I was with her on Saturday but I'm not with her now.'
A source told the newspaper: 'He's devastated and can't believe the extent of his humiliation - by both of them.
'Rhodri said, "I know me and Ryan have had our ups and downs but this is the lowest of the low". He has suspicions that something may have gone on between Ryan and Natasha, but he never thought it was to this extent. His head is in a mess.'
The split comes as it was reported in a Sunday newspaper that Natasha, 28, and Manchester United star Ryan had begun their relationship before she began dating his younger sibling Rhodri.
The News of the World claimed Giggs slept with Natasha the day after his eight-year-old daughter was born, and again the day after the arrival of his four-year-old son. The affair was alleged to have continued until April 9.
To underline 37-year-old Giggs’s folly in taking out his notorious injunction over an alleged fling with former Big Brother housemate Imogen Thomas, his sister-in-law said it was this which spurred her to break her silence.
‘When I found out he was cheating with Imogen too, I was really hurt,’ she told the paper through a ‘friend’.
‘I know that sounds really strange, but he wasn’t just cheating on Stacey, he was cheating on me too. Our relationship was just about sex to him.’
She said she was a single mother when she met Giggs at a Manchester bar in March 2003 while Stacey – then his fiancĂ©e – was pregnant with their first child. The pair enjoyed a brief fling but after they broke it off she began seeing Rhodri, who had joined them on a night out, the paper said.
That did not stop Giggs secretly resuming their relationship the following year, it alleged, and even when she became engaged to Rhodri in 2005 and was expecting his child, he continued demanding to see her.
Natasha gave birth in August 2006 and Stacey had her son two months later, but the affair was quickly rekindled, it was claimed. ‘The day after his son was born we met up and had sex,’ the paper quoted Natasha as saying through her friend. ‘Stacey was still in hospital.’
Shortly after his last tryst with Natasha, rumours began to circulate that he was the mystery footballer who had taken out an injunction forbidding discussion of his affair with Miss Thomas.
Natasha texted him to ask if this was true. He reportedly insisted: ‘No way. It’s not me.’
The following month, however, shortly before Twitter users broadcast the truth around the world, she realised he was lying.
In a furious text message she wrote: ‘I know u may not have any loyalties towards me n my feelings, that’s fine… now I no longer have any loyalties to u!
‘Any kind of feelings or respect I may have had for u disappeared when I realized how much u have manipulated me! You’re an idiot!’
However Giggs allegedly responded: ‘What the **** u going on about? This has been the worst 2 weeks of my life!!!’

Project 2013 lose Kiwi series

PROJECT 2013 from Malaysia lost their Test series against Junior Black Sticks of New Zealand when they lost their third match 4-2 in Dunedin yesterday.
Malaysia lost the first Test 8-0, drew the second 2-2 and will play their final match today.
The Project squad are in training for the Junior Asia Cup in Malacca next May, which also serves as the World Cup Qualifier.
Malaysia were 2-2 level with the Kiwis, with goals from Mohamed Ramadhan and Amir Farid but Black Sticks scored in the 62nd and 69th minutes to seal the series.
“We received six penalty corners but could only score one off Ramadhan and that placed tremendous pressure on the defence.
“And when the match was tied at 2-2, we had plenty of chances to score but muffed many sitters and paid the price,” said Project 2013 manager Mirnawan Nawawi.
The New Zealand Hockey website wrote: “The Junior Black Sticks looked the better of the two teams early in the game, scoring two goals in the first half, but just as in the two previous games they let Malaysia come back, coming close to giving them the victory in the final minutes.
“And when the match was tied at 2-2, it was Malaysia who looked like they would take the lead, with the Junior Black sticks making simple mistakes and giving the ball away.
“The game looked like it could have gone anyway in the final 10 minutes, with the Junior Black sticks recovering from their lull and putting pressure on the Malaysian goal.
“Malaysia threw everything they had left at the Junior Black sticks goal in the last five minutes, even when after one of their players had been given a yellow card.
“But two late goals with the fourth one coming from a penalty corner awarded in the final minute of the match give the Junior Black sticks a 4-2 win and the series with one match left.”