British MP names Ryan Giggs in injunction row

23rd May 2011, Comments 0 comments

A British lawmaker named Manchester United player Ryan Giggs on Monday as the married footballer who won a court injunction to keep details of an alleged affair secret.

Defying a High Court ruling which granted Giggs anonymity, Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming revealed his name in a House of Commons debate on privacy laws.

"With about 75,000 people having named Ryan Giggs on Twitter it's obviously impractical to imprison them all," the lawmaker said, before being rebuked by the Speaker of the House.

© 2011 AFP

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