Falklands hero Simon Weston yesterday branded Sean Penn an ‘idiot’ and a ‘fool’ over his comments about Britain’s ownership of the islands.
Former Welsh Guardsman Weston, 50, hit back at the Hollywood actor’s criticism of Prince William’s deployment to the Falklands.
The father-of-three, who was terribly injured in an Argentine bomb attack that killed 48 people in 1982, said: ‘Sean Penn is living, breathing proof that just because you are famous doesn’t mean you know what you are talking about.
He told The Sun: ‘Penn is an idiot. It’s bad for people to think you’re a fool. You don’t need to open your mouth to prove it. By opening his mouth on this, Sean Penn proves he is a fool.’
The attack by Penn was the second time in two days he has criticised the UK’s involvement in the islands.
Penn’s really making friends fast over in the UK.
Meanwhile TV adventurer Ben Fogle – who is a close friend of Prince William – also attacked Penn for criticising the Royal’s deployment to the Falklands.
Fogle, who – with his wife Marina – was a guest at William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, said he wanted to place Penn in the mouth of crocodiles over his comments.
Fogle has recently dived with crocodiles for a new television series – describing it as the ‘scariest, most terrifying thing’ he has ever done.
But he told followers on Twitter: ‘I would like to take Sean Penn and place him in the jaws of one of those crocodiles.’
Fine by me.