John Key, NZ’s Prime Minister, Minister for Tourism and Amnesia, has sparked an international stoush after criticising British footballer and media celebrity David Beckham: he isn’t very bright according to Mr Key and his son (wasn’t this the same son who imitated a plank?) See also New “Gay” Jibe From NZ Prime Minister
As reported by the UK’s The Sun and other international news channels the PM’s clumsy and insulting mixed metaphor has cast the PM in a poor light internationally:
John Key made the stinging remarks – reported on Radio New Zealand – to a group of schoolchildren ( Dunedin’s St Hilda’s Collegiate) yesterday.
He told the youngsters that his own son had spent 45 minutes with the former England skipper when he played an exhibition match for an invitational side in Auckland in 2008.
The PM said Becks, 37, had been very friendly, but then cruelly claimed that the LA Galaxy star wasn’t particularly bright.”
TALE OF THE TAPE
Born: Leytonstone, East London
Lives: Los Angeles
Wealth: £160 million
Education: Chase Lane Primary School and Chingford Foundation School
Family: married Victoria in 1999. Four children: Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, Cruz, seven and Harper, 15 months.
Hobbies: charity work, tattoos, family
Honours: OBE, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, numerous footballing awards
Born: Auckland, New Zealand
Lives: Wellington, New Zealand
Wealth: £26 million
Education: Aorangi School, Burnside High School, University of Canterbury where he studied accounting.
Family: Married Bronagh in 1984. Two children: Stephie and Max
Hobbies: Cooking, playing golf, watching rugby
Honours: ‘Chiefly title of To’osavali’ – given to him by Poutasi village, Samoa, in 2009
9:22 PM on 2/11/2012
Everyone knows Beckham. Remind me again who this thick tw@t from New Zealand is.