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New Zealand PM: No apology for Beckham jibe

2012-11-05 14:05
 
Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday insisted he did not owe football star David Beckham an apology after reportedly describing the former England captain as "thick".

Key made the alleged remark on Friday when telling school students in Dunedin about time he and his son had spent with the LA Galaxy player in 2008, Radio New Zealand reported.

The national broadcaster said Key described Beckham as handsome and "a really nice guy" but "thick".

'It was a private conversation'

Key refused to confirm or deny making the comment on Monday and told talkback radio he did not owe anyone an apology, suggesting the conversation may have been misheard.

"That is someone that thinks they've overheard a conversation I've had," he told Newstalk ZB.

"It was a private conversation. I was talking to a few people and that's what he (the reporter) thought he heard."

Beckham visited New Zealand in 2008 for an exhibition match between the LA Galaxy and the Oceania All-Stars in Auckland.

- SAPA

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