Monday 5 December 2016

Coleen Rooney slams media for mocking Aintree Ladies' Day

Maya Oppenheim

Published 12/04/2016 | 08:14

Coleen Rooney arrives for the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Coleen Rooney arrives for the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Racegoers attend the opening day of the Grand National Festival horse race meeting at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Coleen Rooney arrives for the the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
A female racegoer arrives during the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Coleen Rooney arrives for the the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen Rooney before the races at Aintree. Picture: Reuters / Jason Cairnduff
Coleen Rooney arrives for the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Coleen Rooney has hit back at the press coverage of Aintree Ladies’ Day at the Grand National, rebuking reporters for shaming the women who attend.

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In recent years, the annual racing event on Merseyside has been followed by photos of women falling over or with their underwear showing in the media.

The Merseyside-born television presenter and wife of Manchester United star Wayne Rooney drew attention to those members of the press who attend with the specific aim of taking unflattering photos.

“Fantastic day at Aintree yesterday, lots of people made a massive effort and looked beautiful!! I am desperate to see these

sad reporters,” the 30-year-old wrote on Twitter.

“Not talking about me. I am in the public eye so expect criticism. It’s the innocent people that turn up for a great day and get slated.”

Rooney’s followers applauded her comments and slammed the unfavourable press coverage.

“It’s disgusting how they mock the girls and wait around for their skirts to blow up with the wind. Lowlifes,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Fashion’s supposed to be about being daring, colourful & bold but women are always judged,” said another.

In recent years, some papers have mocked the appearance of women at Ladies’ Day and sneered at their choice of outfits, with specific reports dedicated to the worst-dressed attendees

Rooney declined to comment further on the issue.

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