'It's like OJ Simpson': Boris Johnson jokes as he struggles to put on gloves at vaccination centre

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The prime minister joked that he felt "like OJ Simpson" as he struggled to put on a pair of gloves during a visit to a coronavirus vaccination centre.

Boris Johnson was attempting to pull on a pair of blue disposable gloves at the facility in Cwmbran, South Wales, when he referenced the infamous moment in Simpson's 1995 double murder trial.

In what became one of the defining images of a case that made headlines around the world, the American actor and sports star was unable to put on a pair of gloves thought to have been used in the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson, his ex-wife, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

The gloves became a focus for Simpson's defence team, with lawyer Johnnie Cochran telling the jury: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit."

Simpson was cleared of murder after a highly-charged trial in Los Angeles County, California, that divided opinion in the United States.

Two years after he was found not guilty, Simpson was found liable for the deaths of his ex-wife and Mr Goldman by a jury in a civil case.

He was ordered to pay their families $33.5m.

Simpson was later convicted of armed robbery in 2008 and spent nine years in jail before being released in 2017.