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

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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