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Noel Gallagher blasted by disability charity

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Noel Gallagher has been blasted as "vile" for "belittling disabled people".
According to The Mirror, the 55-year-old rocker bragged on his pal Matt Morgan's podcast about "blagging" his way on to a viewing platform at Glastonbury, which was reserved for people with disabilities.
Noel used his Access All Areas pass at the John Peel tent to get a better view of Jamie T's performance
He explained that after a security guard tried to stop him and his pals, he said: "See that pass mate? It gets me any f****** where.
"We couldn’t get to the bit on stage because we were f****** wasted, so I flashed my pass and said this lot are with me and we walked on to this platform - unbeknownst to us it was the disabled platform.
"I gotta say, those disabled cats have a great view of everything."
He also reportedly joked about how he "would have" tipped people out of their wheelchairs to encourage his son to sit in them for a better view.
Warren Kirwan, Media Manager at disability equality charity Scope, told MailOnline: 'The casual abuse and belittling of disabled people in this interview is vile. Noel Gallagher and Matt Morgan should know better and hold their heads in shame. There is no excuse for this kind of language.
"On top of that, accessible platforms aren’t for privileged rock stars and their friends. These platforms exist so that disabled people can enjoy live music - without them many of our festivals would simply be off limits."

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