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McCartney slams “idiots” who left Becks out of Team GB

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Sir Paul McCartney has lambasted the decision to leave David Beckham out of the British Olympics football team.

In an exclusive interview with ShortList he said: “He’s a national hero. I would’ve thought Beckham would be first choice because of his huge contribution to getting the Olympics.

"But some idiot decided otherwise. I feel a bit sorry for the three over-23s because we’re going to be looking at them and saying, ‘That should’ve been Beckham.’

"He’s a national hero, a crowd-puller.”

Team GB boss Stuart Pearce picked Craig Bellamy, 33, Ryan Giggs, 38, and Micah Richards, 24, as his over-age players ahead of Beckham.

Sir Paul went on: “It would’ve been great for him to lead out our British football team.

"But some person somewhere said, ‘So-and-so’s playing better.’ Like it matters.”

Read the full interview here.

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