Boris Becker & Son Elias Becker Visit University Of Roehampton After Champ Claims Diplomatic Immunity In Bankruptcy
Boris Becker, three-time Wimbledon champion, was out seen with his son Elias Becker visiting the University of Roehampton.
It’s great to see Becker is getting in some quality time with his son, especially since he’s been making a lot of headlines recently, and maybe for not the best reasons.
Just today, Becker has a rough start while doing coverage for the championships of this year’s Wimbledon tournament, within ten minutes he was already swearing on air.
He was joined with BBC presenter Sue Barker and nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova on the first day of the competition. Before they talked about tennis, Barker jokingly asked Becker to explain his recent diplomacy issues.
Becker, who declared bankruptcy last June, recently asserted his right to diplomatic immunity. He has an appointment as an attache for the Central African Republic for is charitable work.
“I was asked by the ambassador of the Republic of Central Africa at the beginning of the year whether I want to get involved on a diplomatic level to help the country get back on its feet, as an attache for sports, culture and human efforts and I was honored,” he said.
Navratilova joked with Becker and suggested that he is allowed to skip airport queues with his new diplomatic status.
This caused Becker to laugh and reply, “That’s one of the things my friend told me, ‘You b—h, you don’t have to wait in line now’.”
He’s cursing on air caused Barker to turn to the camera and apologized to the viewers for the language. She then turned to him and reprimanded him and told him to “watch [his] language from now on.”
Becker immediately turned red in the face and apologized to both Barker and the viewers.
“It’s okay Boris,” Barker replied. “We love having you with us. Just watch your language from now on!”