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They were very quickly rapped over the knuckles for that one.
And the Welsh international admitted he did speak out of turn after being rapped over the knuckles by his manager Sir Bobby Robson.
Months after Carrefour was rapped over the knuckles by the government for failing to obtain permission for new stores from central government, Beijing has given the French giant permission to set up five new buying centres.