Giggs slams football players cashing in on their celebrity status
London, July 29 : Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has criticised players who cash in on their celebrity status.
Thirty-four-year-old Giggs described such stars as greedy, and was especially critical of mega-rich players who flog the coverage of their weddings.
Asked if they do it for fame or for money, the dad of two replied: "I think the money."
And he added: "Where does it stop? You get offered money for your wedding, then for your kids, new houses, holidays. We earn enough from football and sponsorships, why do you need any more? It's tempting, but you have to make choices."
Giggs contrasted his own low-key wedding to Stacey Cooke, which had nine guests, to Wayne Rooney's glitzy marriage to Coleen McLoughlin - where there were 150 guests and a 2.5 million pound deal for photographic rights with OK!.
Ryan, who missed Wayne's ceremony as he was best man at a pal's the next day, said: "Those kind of weddings are not me."
Story first published: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 14:00 [IST]