David Beckham has angrily denied that he deliberately severed part of one of his little fingers in an attempt to become eligible to play in the British Paralympian football team.
Medical teams were called to Beckham's home late last night after receiving an emergency 999 call from the footballer's his wife Victoria stating that Beckham had accidently sliced of about one millimeter of his finger whilst peeling potatoes.
Beckham did not suffer serious injury and attending paramedics placed a plaster on his finger and the star was not hospitalised.
The incident developed at approximately 7pm, just as Beckham was preparing tea for his wife and three children.
"I was making chips" explained Beckham "when the peeler slipped and it sliced a bit of my finger, it was blooming painfully and there was a lot of blood, so Victoria called 999 and thank god they got here in a reasonable three hours."
Beckham may now be eligible to play in the British Paralympics Football team.
He was sensationally omitted from the British Olympic squad last week, despite his efforts in promoting the London 2012 games and some feel that he should be an automatic choice for the British Paralympic team considering his new disability.
"Anyone suggesting I did this on purpose, on the advice of Gary Linekear, just so I could be somehow involved is way off the mark" said Beckham "It is just scandalous that anyone would even consider this."
However one surprised onlooker, Betty Johnson, who works at a Tesco supermarket often frequented by Beckham, did comment "they usually buy oven chips, pre peeled and sliced, it is kind of weird he would peel his own spuds."