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DO YOU WANT SOME? Spin doc in boy band scrap.

Byline: TOM PARRY

AS Tony Blair's spin doctor, Alastair Campbell witnessed bloody political battles.

But this time the former Downing Street media bruiser was in the thick of a real scrap between his team and a boy band in a charity tournament.

Campbell, 54, had some harsh words for Tom Parker over a tough challenge by The Wanted star.

It sparked ugly scenes as Parker and one of Campbell's team-mates locked heads in the celebrity sixa-side clash at Turf Moor, home of the spin doctor's beloved Burnley.

An onlooker said: "No one was sent off but you could cut the tension with a knife. Campbell was not happy at all."

Parker, 23, from Bolton, had to be carried off on a stretcher in a later match with a leg injury.

He tweeted afterwards: "A fight with Alastair Campbell (yes the MP) and a twisted knee.paiiin!"

Campbell, who had turned out for a celebrity team representing Burnley, said of the fracas: "It was all a bit handbags."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 6, 2011
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