Boris Becker swears on live television as Wimbledon gets underway

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The start of Wimbledon is always a special occasion for the fans and players alike; this year's edition got underway with an incident not many would have been expecting.

Former No.1 professional tennis player Boris Becker appeared to completely forget he was on live television in the middle of the day by dropping in a swear word just ten minutes into the broadcast.

The three-time champion of the Wimbledon prize is a fan favorite pundit for BBC and may have generated a bit more popularity with his reaction as soon as he realised what he had just done.

The 50-year-old was brought back for the championships by BBC following his financial crisis that saw him declare bankruptcy in October of 2015, after not being able to pay off a debt owed to private bankers Arbuthnot Lathan and Co by remortgaging a property in Majorca.

The German has since taken up a role as ambassador of the Central African Republic in an attempt to claim diplomatic immunity from the legal proceedings against him.

Presenter Sue Barker opened the live interview with Becker by asking him about these complicated and ongoing issues, with his consequent response raising many eyebrows.

Becker explained to Barker that he had been asked to become a sports attache to the Central African Republic, before ultimately going on to explain the situation and dropping in the casual swear word.

"Unfortunately there were some comments it was a fake passport," Becker explained.


"I was asked by the president, I'm sure he will find a resolution soon."

Martina Navratilova said: "We just want diplomatic immunity from everything! No waiting in line at immigration."

Becker then joked: "That's one thing my friends told me. You b******, you have to stay in line though!"

Barker immediately noticed his post-watershed language and turned to apologise to the viewers. That was quickly followed by the hilarious moment of realisation from Becker, understanding what he had just done.

The bosses at BBC will just be hoping he avoids anymore awkward slips of the tongue over the next few weeks as Wimbledon gets underway

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