WHAT A PENN -IS! Loony lefty blasted over Falk­lands drivel

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By SI­MON DEAN

SEAN Penn faced a storm of abuse last night af­ter he de­manded Bri­tain aban­don the Falk­lands and hand the is­lands’ peo­ple to Ar­gentina.

The ac­tor – a pal of Venezuela’s nutjob so­cial­ist pres­i­dent Chavez – said that the UK was be­ing ‘lu­di­crous and ar­chaic’ by be­liev­ing it could hold on to what he called ‘the Malv­inas Is­lands of Ar­gentina’.

Penn, who has no per­sonal con­nec­tion with the is­lands at all, added that di­plo­macy was needed to re­solve the is­sue but that he was on the side of the Argies.

Dur­ing a meet­ing with Ar­gen­tine Pres­i­dent Cristina Kirch­ner he urged Bri­tain to join Un-spon­sored talks over what he called the ‘Malv­inas’, as the Falk­lands are oth­er­wise known in Span­ish.

And in the con­ver­sa­tion the Shang­hai Sur­prise star said: ‘The world is not go­ing to tol­er­ate any lu­di­crous and ar­chaic com­mit­ment to colo­nial­ist ide­ol­ogy.’

His barmy drivel caused a storm on Twit­ter and other web­sites, where the ac­tor was called pil­lock, dick­head and prat.

But the in­ter­ven­tion of the ac­tor – who was once mar­ried to Madonna – has en­raged both Brits and Falk­land is­lan­ders.

The Bri­tish gov­ern­ment has re­peat­edly said that those liv­ing on the Falk­lands have the right to de­cide un­der which coun­try they want to be gov­erned.

NUT­TER: Penn with Argie Pres­i­dent Cristina Kirch­ner

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