Ryan Giggs has been charged with three offences following an incident with a woman which came back in November of last year.
Giggs has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s, as well as one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020.
The former Manchester United winger, 47, has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on April 28.
Ryan Giggs has said he will plead not guilty in court to charges of assault and coercive or controlling behaviour, adding: “I look forward to clearing my name”.
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed Robert Page, who took temporary charge following Giggs’ arrest in November, will assume the role of national team manager for this summer’s delayed European Championships.
In a statement on Friday, Greater Manchester Police said: “A man from Salford has been charged with three offences after police were called to reports of a disturbance in the Worsley area in November 2020.
“Ryan Giggs (29/11/1973) has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s. Both counts relate to an incident on the evening of Sunday 1 November 2020.
“Giggs, of Worsley, has also been charged with one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020.
“He has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28 April 2021.”
A statement released on behalf of Giggs at the time of his arrest in November read: “Mr Giggs denies all allegations of assault made against him.
“He is co-operating with the police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigations.”
In their statement, the FAW said: “The Football Association of Wales has noted the decision of The Crown Prosecution Service to proceed with charging Ryan Giggs, the Men’s National Team Manager.
“In light of this decision, the FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of Cymru Men’s National Team manager for this summer’s EURO 2020 tournament and will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg.
“An FAW Board meeting will be convened to discuss these developments and its impact on the Association and the National Team.
“The FAW will not be making any further comment at this current time.”
Fans reacted as Ryan Giggs is charged with three offences following arrest…
@rashiduzzaman82: What I will NEVER stand for is violence against women. I remember how my Dad used to beat up my mum in my childhood. Men who hit women are cowards. Full stop. Seeing Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting 2 women brought back the memories. Don’t ever put up with it. Please REPORT IT.
@mihir138: Surely wales have to sack him now??
@StuLoversidge: An ‘exceptional human being’ according to Sir Alex.
@mg_ashmore: Doesn’t mean it was a compliment….
@BenWhoIsManic: Sack him. Unforgivable. He should have been gone already. Don’t besmirch the growing status of the national team. His behaviour is not acceptable.
@Steptoesyard: Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs running down B wing
@lee1aston: Give it Rhodri till end of season
@joconnor88: grade a knob
@ALivingGod__: He’s a proper cunt isn’t he?
@MarkDaviesUK: That’s his career done then. Wales had better start advertising
@Mjtaz26: Loved Giggsy on the pitch, legend of United and that won’t be forgotten! Seems like a proper c**t tho. Clearly got issues. Hope he gets them sorted
@Kian0201: Doesn’t sound like him, he’s a good family man.
@AledDavies88: No surprise. What a bellend
@McGOALdrick: are we surprised? Guy even shagged his brothers wife. Problematic man.
@JohanSparks5: So Ryan Giggs has been charged of assaulting 2 women. He also used to sleep with his brothers missis…for 8 yrs! Ryan doesn’t seem to possess any moral fibre does he.
@arwynspurs: Congratulations Robert Page on becoming the permanent Wales manager
@Taylor_Liam93: Wife cheating woman beater. Nice guy then.
@jonathanFord11: 🙏🏻 for this to be on 24 hrs in police custody
@CFC__Kevin: Horrible person.
@KyleG1878: Don’t give it Giggsy till end of season
@LJxmes: Fuck sake Ryan #GlazersOut
@ChelsTransfer: Some things never change.
@AinsleyMUFC: Give it Rhodri till the end of the Euros.
@sir_frankuk: I didn’t think Ryan Giggs could be any more of a scum bag. Apparently I was wrong.
@67neil: I feel a subtle @paddypower advertisement on the way
@Mystic__SI: Strip him from all his career honours
@johnhea36465547: Don’t think anyone will ever forget what he did to his brother. I loved the guy as a player but he clearly has a dark side and unfortunately this latest news doesn’t surprise me at all . Such a shame
@gsc_1966: Convict him and strip him of his sports personality of the year award
@ManchesterUReds: Well there goes his Premier League Hall of Fame induction
@RyanCullinane8: Brilliant footballer scumbag of a human.
@ArminCFC_: Rest in piss, terrible human being
@lewishays91: What a fantastic week to be a Manchester United fan
@TSJLman: Always seemed like such a nice bloke.
@bmccormack81: Once a rat…. always a rat 🐀
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