David Beckham is in the midst of a large hacking scandal. First they got here for Hillary Clinton, and I used to be like “Why is that this a factor?” Then they got here for the DNC and I used to be like “John Podesta looks like a very nice man.” And now they’re coming for David Beckham and I’m like, “Oh, he actually cares about being knighted? Why is that this surprising?” Severely, hackers, DO BETTER. Hack Donald Trump. Hack Steve Bannon. Hack Kellyanne Conway. Hack David Duke. Hack Vladimir Putin. Hack somebody who really has some f–ked up secrets and techniques. So what are David Beckham’s secrets and techniques? Allegedly, he ramped up his work with UNICEF within the hopes of getting a knighthood… which he nonetheless hasn’t gotten, by the best way. He solely has an OBE, not a KBE. Allegedly, he was requested to talk out on Scotland’s independence vote. That’s about it. And even then, Beckham denies that the emails are legit. His spokesperson issued this assertion:
“This story relies on outdated materials taken out of context from hacked and doctored personal emails from a third-party server and provides a intentionally inaccurate image. David Beckham and UNICEF have had a robust partnership in assist of kids for over 15 years. The David Beckham 7 Fund particularly has raised hundreds of thousands of kilos and helped hundreds of thousands of weak youngsters all over the world. David Beckham has given vital time and power and has made private monetary donations to the 7 Fund, and this dedication will proceed long run.
Earlier than establishing the 7 Fund, David had supported UNICEF and numerous different charities over a few years, together with donating his complete earnings from PSG throughout his time enjoying there. David and UNICEF are rightly happy with what they’ve and can proceed to attain collectively and are completely happy to let the details converse for themselves.
So what was in these emails? The Solar broke the story, however you possibly can see a very good abstract right here on the Each day Mail. I imply, a few of the emails – which might have been doctored, to be clear – are really damaging, particularly when Becks is performing bratty about UNICEF overlaying his journey prices and extra. However largely the emails appear bizarrely needy, like Beckham has simply been obsessive about getting an honor which actually doesn’t imply that a lot within the grand scheme of issues.
As for the Scottish independence factor, allegedly Beckham was advised that if he publicly backed a vote in opposition to Scottish independence, that will assist his marketing campaign for a knighthood. Beckham did concern an announcement (“What unites us is larger than what divides us. Let’s keep collectively.”) 4 days earlier than the Scottish vote. And now the Scots are pissed as a result of they really feel like Beckham bought them out for a knighthood… which, once more, he hasn’t gotten.
You already know what’s bizarre? I truthfully thought Beckham was already knighted. How has he not been knighted at this level? Andy Murray has been knighted and Murray is greater than a decade youthful than Beckham.
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