Andrew Castle left ‘reeling’ by Boris Becker jail sentence in emotional on-air response

Boris Becker arrives for sentencing at London court

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Andrew Castle was left ‘reeling’ live on-air just moments after his ‘great mate’ Boris Becker received a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence for several breaches of the Insolvency Act relating to his bankruptcy in 2017. After being convicted of four charges earlier this month, Becker learned the verdict at Southwark Crown Court on Friday.

Speaking live on LBC, Castle said: “It’s four minutes past four, Andrew Castle with you and actually still reeling from the news this Friday afternoon that Boris Becker – who’s a great mate of mine, I’ve done many Wimbledon finals with him for the BBC, I’ve sat alongside him, I’ve played with him, I’ve practised with him, I’ve been drunk with him, he’s a good man – is going to prison for two and a half years and I’m shocked because it’s close to me.

“I’m sad that his life has come to this, and I hope he is able to rebuild on the other side. But he’s been found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account and failing to declare a property in his home town. If you don’t pay your creditors, you pay the price.

“It’s the second time this has happened after what happened in Germany back in 2002. I thought this was a possibility, but I’m surprised and deeply shocked that I won’t be working with him at Wimbledon this year. He’s going to prison, and I feel sorry for Lilian, as well, who is his girlfriend.”

JUST IN: Boris Becker JAILED as tennis legend imprisoned for 2 years 6 months

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures, and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit:https://www.express.co.uk/sport
Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion, and video on the stories that matter to you.
Follow us on Twitter @DExpress_Sport – the official Daily Express & Express.co.uk Twitter account – providing real news in real-time.
We’re also on Facebook @DailyExpressSport – offering your must-see news, features, videos, and pictures throughout the day to like, comment, and share from the Daily Express, Sunday Express, and Express.co.uk.

Source: Read Full Article