Gossip columnists, armed with information from 'reliable sources', are convinced that GB soccer captain, Ryan Giggs, has been dumped by a member of the Royal Family.
Following yesterday's brief statement from the Welsh wizard, media rumours now suggest that Giggs has been involved in a sensational and highly sensitive affair with a close relation of the Queen. The race is now on to reveal her identity.
Giggs snapped at journalists yesterday and told them his excuse for refusing to join in with the traditional pre-match National Anthem was 'personal reasons'. Which seasoned hacks immediately took as an obvious football star's euphemism for a sex scandal that had gone tragically tits-up. Possibly in the aftermath of the infamous Imogen Thomasgate fiasco. Or the simultaneous Natashagate imbroglio, when love rat Giggs was accused of romping with his sister-in-law.
Ladbrokes today report that current favourites for sampling the sex-addict Giggs treatment are either of the two young York sisters, Eugenie and Beatrice. On the basis that Giggs prefers them young.
But there's also serious money coming in for hot sportswoman and fellow Olympic athlete, Zara Phillips. With bags of opportunity in the Village to support the claim.
Plus a substantial outside bet on Zara's mother, the equally sporty Princess Anne. “She was looking well happy with herself whilst she was watching her daughter's dressage yesterday,” said a spokesman.
However, the question remains. Was this the sort of smile that had 'Amorous Ryan' written all over it?
Team manager, Stuart Pearce, said it was all Beckham's fault.