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Leaked Emails Tarnish David Beckham After He Cursed For Not Receiving A Knighthood…

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David Beckham’s squeaky-clean image as a British cultural icon has taken a battering following the leaking of expletive-strewn emails in which he apparently raged about not receiving a knighthood.

The former England football captain is said to have sworn in emails to his PR team after being told he would not be made “Sir David” by Queen Elizabeth II because of concerns about his tax affairs.

A spokesman for the 41-year-old said the emails, released by the Football Leaks website, were “hacked and doctored” to give a “deliberately inaccurate picture”.

But there has been a backlash against Beckham from sections of Britain’s tabloid media.

Monday’s Daily Mail spoke of the “Shame of Saint Becks”, with a columnist pronouncing him “a foul-mouthed, determined egotist” who had used charity work as part of an “increasingly desperate” bid for a knighthood.

Reports which emerged Friday said the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star refused to put his own money into his humanitarian 7 Fund and tried to obtain reimbursement from the U.N.children’s agency UNICEF for expenses met by his sponsors.

Outspoken television host Piers Morgan told his 5.47 million Twitter followers the revelations were “sickening” and exposed Beckham as a “fraud”.

Beckham has not spoken publicly since the story broke, although he was pictured cradling his five-year-old daughter Harper on the Instagram account of his son, Brooklyn.

Cynics said even that was a crass attempt to show his best, fatherly side at a time of bad headlines.

For a man who takes such care of his public image, it is likely to be a deeply distressing situation.

Beckham has maintained a high profile since retiring from the game in May 2013 following a brief stint with French side Paris Saint-Germain.

He continues to carry out charity work and fronts several advertising campaigns.

He has faced problems finding a stadium deal for the football club he plans to launch in Miami, but Major League Soccer chiefs confirmed recently that the team remains in line to become the league’s 24th franchise.

He has managed to shake off previous scandals, both on and off the pitch.

He became a national pariah after his dismissal against Argentina was unfairly blamed for England’s elimination from the 1998 World Cup, but fought back to become England captain.

Reports of an extra-marital affair in April 2004 were dismissed and did not tarnish Beckham’s image as a loving husband to pop star turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham and father to their four children.

Beckham received an OBE from the queen in 2003, a lower honor than a knighthood.

His wife also received an OBE in the 2017 New Year Honours list despite her label being threatened with closure after failing to file company accounts.

She was criticized in British tabloid newspapers for telling her family she would be receiving the award before the official announcement.

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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Nwosu Benjamin Uche

    Feb 6, 2017 at 22:07

    Ooooops Bad day for him

  2. Engr Joymat

    Feb 6, 2017 at 22:08

    Hun

  3. Azuh Gentle

    Feb 6, 2017 at 22:12

    Wu em epp 4 9ja

  4. Nwosu Benjamin Uche

    Feb 6, 2017 at 22:12

    Too bad, he is washing his dirty linens outside

  5. Oyedeji Toluwani Emmanuel

    Feb 6, 2017 at 22:18

    This is a very sensitive situation that could cause a lot of media frenzy and speculations on one of the most iconic figure of football!!

  6. Godwin Abraham

    Feb 6, 2017 at 22:34

    So sad

  7. Miracle Moses

    Feb 6, 2017 at 22:50

    Hmm.

    • chica Sochima jnr

      Feb 7, 2017 at 04:37

      i hate to see this kind of shity comments, nobody forced you to comments so if you have nothing to say jejely read other’s own

  8. Iheanacho David

    Feb 6, 2017 at 23:03

    Kai… This is not so good. These can tarnish ur image in public Mr. Beckham

  9. Manny Omonaija

    Feb 6, 2017 at 23:15

    People are always looking for character flaws.

  10. Micheal John

    Feb 6, 2017 at 23:55

    So just because u are not a Knight…that y u are showing ur dark side…well done…

  11. Chica Sochima Jnr

    Feb 7, 2017 at 03:32

    sometimes i wonder, all these hackers, how person go just sit down go de plan on how to hack somebody’s account and leak vital infos, nawao

  12. chica Sochima jnr

    Feb 7, 2017 at 04:34

    sometimes i wonder, all these hackers, how person go just sit down go de plan on how to hack somebody’s account and leak vital infos, nawao

  13. Felix Sina

    Feb 7, 2017 at 05:14

    Y will u sit down and think of hacking someone account, my bro u no get work

  14. Itz Humility Sinachi

    Feb 7, 2017 at 05:37

    So he have gone this far

  15. Amk Returns

    Feb 7, 2017 at 05:40

    David brckam was a great fotballer nd he made it, i dnt knw y he showed his darkside just bcos of knighthood

  16. Ifunanyanze Okwuoha

    Feb 7, 2017 at 06:20

    Waoo

  17. Young Pell

    Feb 7, 2017 at 06:30

    Y did u allow dem to steal it

  18. Egwuatu Mary Onyinye Priscilia

    Feb 7, 2017 at 07:56

    Na wa oh You fall my hand

  19. Esquare Ejike

    Feb 7, 2017 at 09:26

    Bro u no try at all

  20. Evangel Attah

    Feb 7, 2017 at 14:11

    Choi who is dat one again

  21. Oladele Olusola Onigbogi

    Feb 7, 2017 at 17:49

    Bad day for him

  22. Flexy Jay

    Feb 7, 2017 at 21:11

    Sod sad

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