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Newport hip hop group Goldie Lookin Chain vow not to insult any Man Utd Wags in FA Cup… like they did Victoria Beckham

NEWPORT’S comedy hip hoppers Goldie Lookin Chain have promised not to insult any Manchester United WAGs at Rodney Parade like they did Victoria Beckham.

Frontman Rhys Hutchings, 48, and the group are big County fans and even twice designed their kit – although the second one had to be pulled after the club were threatened with legal action by designer label Burberry.

Goldie Lookin Chain frontman Rhys Hutchings on the River Usk in Newport

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Goldie Lookin Chain frontman Rhys Hutchings on the River Usk in Newport
Goldie Lookin Chain performing while David Beckham warms up

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Goldie Lookin Chain performing while David Beckham warms up

But, famously in 2005 before Wales’ World Cup qualifier against England at the Millennium Stadium, the group performed their then new song Your Missus Is A Nutter.

They announced it was being dedicated to Victoria Beckham, while her husband David was warming up on the pitch.

Although Beckham took it in good humour, the FA of Wales condemned the group and issued a public apology.

But ahead of watching their local team’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with United after finally managing to land a ticket, Hutchings has revealed why they dedicated the song to Posh Spice in the first place.

Hutchings told SunSport: “We were invited to do a set before the match and Beckham was out on the pitch. A newspaper offered us £100 to dedicate one of our songs to Beckham’s missus, which we did.

“However, we never got the £100 – so can we have the £100 please!”

So should Bruno Fernandes or any of the other United stars’ partners be concerned that the hip hoppers will invade the pitch to sing Your Wife Is A Nutter at them before Sunday’s game?

Hutchings, 48, laughed: “No, we’d get banned for life if we did that. We’ve matured a bit – although now we’re men in our late 40s singing karaoke in tracksuits!

David and Victoria Beckham were the target of a joke from the Welsh hip hoppers

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David and Victoria Beckham were the target of a joke from the Welsh hip hoppers

“We did a gig recently with Noel Gallagher and I was like, ‘Look guys, I know we’re funny – but don’t say anything bad about Noel. Don’t say, ‘Oh yeah, Liam’s awesome, or anything like that!’

“Then when we got there, and did the gig, Noel turned up, went on stage and said, ‘What’s this? A festival?’

“And we said, ‘No, it’s your gig, dude!’ He didn’t even know what it was so we could’ve said anything we wanted!

“But if we do beat United, I think everyone will run on the pitch but I wouldn’t run on mid-game because I’ve seen it happen and people get clobbered.

“Even the footballers come in and they might get in a punch or two but if County win it, that will be it – everyone will be on the pitch!”

Hutchings says his love affair with County started back in the days they were playing at their old Somerton Park ground.

And he loved the whole shabby feel of the place.

He said: “I remember going in there when there wasn’t a football match on, it was just empty, and there was a huge pile of dogs**t and I just thought, ‘This place is amazing!’ That was back in the glory days of the 1980s!

“They knocked it all down in the end and built houses on it. But that was the first time I noticed Newport County!”

The group are all fans and Hutchings says bandmate Graham “The Bear” Taylor has worked in the club shop while Billy Webb (aka Tim Westcountry) is a season-ticket holder.

And the guys have had two collaborations with the Exiles in designing their kit.

They first designed a shirt which they sponsored for the club’s FAW Cup in 2004-05 and three years ago the group helped design their third kit which had to be pulled after fashion label Burberry threatened to sue.

Newport players and Goldie Lookin Chain band members model Burberry kid that was pulled after designer label threatened to sue the club

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Newport players and Goldie Lookin Chain band members model Burberry kid that was pulled after designer label threatened to sue the club

Hutchings said: “That kit was really exciting. We went down there and put them on but at the end of it they were like, ‘Take them off, put them in the box.’

“We were like, ‘Do we have to? You’re going to give us some, aren’t you?’ And they said ‘Yeah, we’ll give you some’

“But they were very similar to a Burberry design – and they asked them to take them down and all the fans that had bought them had to send them back, so we didn’t get any of them.

“That was so disappointing. I would’ve just worn it to bed, just worn it all the time!”

The group are later this year embarking on a “world tour of the UK” and Hutchings said: “It’s been 20 years since we did something big so doing 20 quid, 20 dates, 20 songs. Actually, it turned out to be more than 20 dates so my missus is going to kill me!”

Hutchings eventually managed to secure a ticket on the eve of the game.

He said: “Billy’s managed to get one for me. He was going because he’s a season ticket holder so was able to get priority for himself.

“We used to know the chairman there but things have changed at the club in recent times.

“So it was difficult getting a ticket. They were on the internet for £600 a pop and I couldn’t afford that. I have two kids, got to pay for music lessons, football subs, cubs and all that sort of stuff.

“I had feared I might have to book a room in the Mercure hotel and watch the game with binoculars – or maybe just pay my TV license! But I’ll be there and the dream scenario for me is a replay, so the club can make even more money!”

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