Goodbye Brand Beckham…
So David “Golden Balls” Beckham isn’t as nice as we thought he was, according to reports.
His multi-million pound (£280 million to be exact) image seems pretty shattered now, after a set of leaked emails reveal that he used charity work as part of a desperate campaign to win a knighthood.
The shocking messages also show that the football legend called the honour committee “unappreciative c****” and said that “unless it’s a knighthood, f*** off.”
Apparently, the 41-year-old was angry when his friend and PR advisor Simon Oliverira suggested he put one million dollars into a price-giving UNICEF dinner in Shangai.
Beckham, who received an OBE aged 27 in 2003, allegedly replied: “I don’t want to put my personal money into this cause.
“To pour this million into the fund, is like putting my own money in. If there was no fund, the money would be for me. This f****** money is mine.”
We can’t believe it’s true.
According to a variety of media outlets, including L’Equipe, the angry sportstar also refused to use his own money to fund his charity and turned down millions of pounds in work to raise money for UNICEF.
The report also says he set up a sham segment on the Jonathan Ross chat show to raise the prospect of a knighthood.
Along with a number of other shocking claims, the most unusual email from David that stands out is how he allegedly raged when singer Katherine Jenkins was handed an OBE.
An email sent to his PR guru was said to write: “Katherine Jenkins OBE for what? Singing at the rugby and going to see the troops plus taking coke. F***ing joke.”
Would he say such a thing?
The most amusing finding is that he supposedly said he wants to add to his fortune by being one of the first civilians to go into space!
Please say it’s not so!
Piers Morgan has weighed in on the matter.
The Good Morning Britain presenter posted a few messages on Twitter sounding shocked at the news!
“RIP Brand Beckham…”, he said.
He also said: “Nobody will be envious of David Beckham by tomorrow. They will all be sickened by him.”
Strong words there! He also wanted to stick up for Katherine Jenkins and said she is “one of the nicest, most decent people in showbusiness.”
Then added: “Beckham’s attack on her in particularly repulsive.”