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Beckham apology for rapper insult
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham watched the game at the Millennium Stadium
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has apologised to David Beckham after Newport rappers Goldie Lookin' Chain insulted his wife.

The group was hired to entertain at the World Cup Qualifier against England at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

While the England squad warmed up, GLC dedicated their song, "Your Missus Is A Nutter" to Victoria Beckham.

The FAW were embarrassed at the lack of respect and promised such a stunt would not happen again.

We dedicated our performance to the Beckhams, as an act of friendship and respect
Goldie Lookin' Chain

FAW secretary general, David Collins said: "I would like to go on record as issuing a public apology to David Beckham and the English FA, and say this is a matter the Welsh FA are treating with great importance.

"People may say it was meant as a joke and maybe we're being fuddy-duddies. But we don't see it like that. There was a basic lack of respect involved here.

Two members of GLC
Two members of Newport rappers Goldie Lookin' Chain

"We couldn't do much too much about the booing of the English national anthem, other than to implore Welsh supporters to respect it.

"But we can most certainly stop the sort of nonsense that David Beckham had to put up with before the game from happening again."

Goldie Lookin' Chain said their dedication had been "misunderstood".

"The Beckhams should be honoured that we dedicated our performance to them, as an act of friendship and respect," a spokesman for the group said.

"We are currently thinking of dedicating our next single to Geri Halliwell, and hope that this will not cause an equally unexpected and misconstrued outcry."

Wales 0-1 England
03 Sep 05 |  Internationals


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