Last week the chinese called him rude, his apoointee implied he had 'blood on his hands', and his Tory boss demoted him to the 'slumber slot' at the Tory Conference.
But the fallout from Boris Johnson's latest foray into diplomacy plummeted new depths today as the heir to ping pong slammed Boris's Beijing speech as 'criminal.'
The great grandson of the creator of Ping Pong, John Jaques told Kent News that 'Whiff Whaff' was nothing but a cheap imitation produced to cash in on the original game.
Joe Jacques, Commmercial Director of the world's oldest sports and games manufacturer Jaques of London, told the paper:
“I watched Mr Johnson’s speech on television and I was appalled. It looked like he had carried out some research but not quite enough."It’s criminal really and you would have thought he would be better-informed. What he said is like saying the English invented the Hoover but at the time it was called a Dyson. Mr Hoover would be furious, just as my family is about this mistake.”
Jaques complained to the Mayor's office but received no reply. However, the Mayor told Kent News that:
"I stand by my assertion that whiff whaff and ping pong are one and the same thing, with the 'whiffs' predating the 'pongs'."Regardless of semantics though, it is a sport of which we should be proud and I look forward to watching it in 2012."
But with both the sport's champions and creators now set against him, it will take a bit more than 'semantics' for him to emerge victorious at the London games.
-Update- The Times have followed up the story.