NZ Prime Minister denies taking jibe at Beckham

Nov 06, 2012, 07:58 IST | PA Sport

New Zealand's prime minister has denied allegations that he called David Beckham "thick"

John Key was heard to have said the football star was “thick as bat s**t” on a recent visit to a school in Auckland. 

David Beckham

While discussing an exhibition match between Beckham’s team LA Galaxy and the Oceania All-Stars which took place in 2008, he is said to have described the sportsman as handsome and “a really nice guy” before adding the offending remark. Mr Key was not available for comment, but told breakfast television: “That is someone that thinks they have overheard a conversation I have had.”

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