Boris Johnson Vs The Germans

With Olympic fever in the air – time to reflect back on Mayor Johnson’s role in the England vs Germany: The Legends game, at Madejski Stadium.

Coming on as an “super sub”, he used his bulk to floor Germany’s Maurizio Gaudino in a rugby-style tackle.

“I’m a rugby player really and I knew I was going to get to him and when he was about two yards away I just put my head down,” Mr Johnson told the BBC. “There was no malice in my actions. I was going for the ball with my head, which I understand is a legitimate move in soccer.”