Boris Becker turned the air blue Monday as he was asked about claiming diplomatic immunity during the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage.
The 50-year-old was chatting to presenter Sue Barker, 62, about the benefits of diplomatic immunity, when he brought up being able to skip immigration queues.
The German tennis player, who has won Wimbledon three times, then said his friends tell him: “You b*****d, you have to stay in line though!”
Becker, who was also joined by nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova for day one of the sporting event’s coverage, had been asked by Barker about claiming diplomatic immunity against bankruptcy proceedings in Britain due to his work as a diplomat for the Central African Republic.
She questioned: “I know it’s been a tricky few weeks for you in the papers, what is your association with the Central African Republic?”
Becker then joked, “Am I not always in the papers? I was asked at the beginning of the year whether I would want to work, on a diplomatic level, to help the country get back on his feet and I was honoured.
“Unfortunately the foreign office made some comments that it was a false passport.
“I was asked by the president and I was asked by the ambassador so I’m sure the president will find a solution very soon.”
See some of the social media reaction to the interview below: