Alastair Campbell: Pitch clash with boyband member 'was all a bit handbags'
Former Downing Street director of communications Alastair Campbell has labelled an on-the-pitch "tussle" with a boyband member as "all a bit handbags".
Unlikely opponents Campbell (54), and The Wanted singer Tom Parker clashed following tackles during a charity football match at Campbell's beloved Burnley FC.
The Soccer Six Celebrity Football Tournament match at Turf Moor yesterday between the band and a representative home team was "a competitive affair". At one point the referee stepped in to separate the two teams.
Bolton-born Parker (22), was later stretchered off in a separate incident during the tournament.
Both parties later took to their twitter pages to give their own reports on the match, which Campbell's team won.