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Falklands hero Simon Weston: 'Sean Penn's an idiot and a fool'

Falklands hero Simon Weston yesterday branded Sean Penn an 'idiot' and a 'fool' over his comments about Britain's ownership of the islands.

Former Welsh Guardsman Weston, 50, hit back at the Hollywood actor's criticism of Prince William's deployment to the Falklands.

The father-of-three, who was terribly injured in an Argentine bomb attack that killed 48 people in 1982, said: 'Sean Penn is living, breathing proof that just because you are famous doesn't mean you know what you are talking about.

He told The Sun: 'Penn is an idiot. It's bad for people to think you're a fool. You don't need to open your mouth to prove it. By opening his mouth on this, Sean Penn proves he is a fool.'

The attack by Penn was the second time in two days he has criticised the UK's involvement in the islands.

Weston received terrible burn injuries after an Argentinian air attack on HMS Sir Galahad, shown i

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Added: Feb-16-2012 
By: Enzian
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