July 5th, 2011
QOTD: Rio Ferdinand On Fame & Privacy
Image Credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images.
“I do not see why I should not be entitled to a private life just because I am a famous footballer.”
— Rio Ferdinand, who spoke about MGN Ltd.’s ‘gross invasion’ of his privacy in High Court early Tuesday.
To recap, the Manchester United footballer is seeking damages from the Sunday Mirror‘s publishers for their misuse of private information in an April 2010 article that alleged he was having an affair with a childhood friend. Ferdinand today said that the newspaper’s “kiss and tell” exposé was “essentially a very old story” that brought “great distress” to him, his wife and his entire family.
Kickettes, do you care to agree or disagree with Rio’s private life v. professional career argument? Or would you rather just sit back and admire the man’s dark blue-on-light blue court room ensemble?