Now we all know it was Ryan Giggs. To be honest I can’t actually remember not knowing it was Ryan Giggs.
So I must say I was disappointed with the headlines because it’s not exactly like this story was sprung on them.
But The Mirror alone got a good headline. “Naming Private Ryan”. Now The Mirror is a vile excuse of a tabloid. It’s like The Sun without tits but sometimes it gets the headline right. Sometimes it gets things extraordinarily wrong. Its coverage of the Euro ’96 semi between England and Germany was a travesty. Stuart Pearce in a Tommy helmet, the paper edged in barbed wire and every war movie cliche yanked out for good measure. That managed to be offensive to everyone. The Mirror also got it right on September 12th 2001 with “War on the World”. Yes that captured the nihilism of 9/11 rather well.