(90 Posts)
thebody Thu 31-Jan-13 17:11:35

Aibu to think David Beckham gets hotter and hotter?

He is donating his wages to charity.

I love my dh but god he's just yummy!!!

GordonsAlive Thu 31-Jan-13 17:13:04

As long as he keeps his mouth shut I wouldn't kick him out of bed wink

Nancy66 Thu 31-Jan-13 17:14:11

he does get better with age....i would.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 31-Jan-13 20:53:37

I think he's gone a bit 'off' physically but as a person he is lovelier by the day. Donating his wages to charity is a lovely thing to do.

Don't fancy him at all but respect him hugely for donating his wages to charity.

TheHaikuNinja Thu 31-Jan-13 21:52:55

Body of a God
Voice of a weedy aardvark
I'm afraid YABU

EdBird Thu 31-Jan-13 21:54:54

YANBU. Hotter and hotter

HollyBerryBush Thu 31-Jan-13 21:56:13

Small price to pay got get Posh a few months in Paris flogging her clothes - and possibly a knighthood for philanthropy grin no one ever gets a free lunch

Vinomcstephens Thu 31-Jan-13 21:56:58

The man is a god. End of. Fit in every sense and now a bonafide saint - that VB is a lucky woman!!!

Garcia10 Thu 31-Jan-13 21:57:28


And have been sucked in to the Saint David hype. He is just attention seeking by telling people he is going to give his money to charity. Why not just do it and keep quiet?

There are lots of altrustic footballers out there, look up what Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy have done in the past, but without the publicity that Beckham seeks.

Bowlersarm Thu 31-Jan-13 22:02:50

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't Garcia What about the fact that he is raising not only money but the profile of the charity? I bet it gets a lot more publicity with him supporting it

chicaguapa Thu 31-Jan-13 22:07:35

Yanbu. He's getting better with age. And he's supposed to be filthy between the sheets

Garcia10 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:07:49

How is it raised the profile of the charity Bowlersarm? As far as I am aware it hasn't neen named.

KC225 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:09:59


Saw the interview. Given his wages to charity - yes, but as France has introduced a 75% tax rate he wouldn't have earned much from it anyway. Do celebs think we are stupid?

Vinomcstephens Thu 31-Jan-13 22:11:25

Um, Garcia - attention seeking? Sorry, are we talking about the same person? I highly doubt David Beckham has to seek attention - considering he's one of the most famous men in the world, I'd say attention is pretty much what he gets every day!

So how about we applaud what he's doing - you cite 2 examples of altruistic footballers - There are hundreds others who do sweet FA, so can we not just say "well done" to one "pampered prima donna" who's doing his bit to help?

Lexiesinclair Thu 31-Jan-13 22:11:27

What Vino said.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 31-Jan-13 22:15:37

I have met him a couple of there!

Somethingtothinkabout Thu 31-Jan-13 22:17:33

Plus he's going to make all his money from sponsorship deals anyway, not wages.

Still, nice gesture and Paris has some devastating poverty.

Bowlersarm Thu 31-Jan-13 22:18:14

It's a children's charity in Paris and of course there will be a lot of publicity about it when he starts playing for PSG. He has a huge amount of interest in whatever he does. Or have you not noticed Garcia?

Nancy66 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:24:16

Whatever his motives - a charity is £3million richer thanks to him.

McNewPants2013 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:35:50

celebs are encourage to tell fans about charity donations, as it raises awarness of the charity.

"He is just attention seeking by telling people he is going to give his money to charity. Why not just do it and keep quiet?"
By not keeping it quiet, it sets a precedent, doesn't it? There will now be almost an expectation that overpaid sportsman would be churlish to not donate at least some of their excessive paypacket.

Well done DB!

FreudiansSlipper Thu 31-Jan-13 23:15:31

it's a nice thing to do

It gives him more press attention which he thrives off

many sports people do a lot for charity and do not inform the press every time or tip them off to where they shall be everyday

thebody Thu 31-Jan-13 23:17:25

How is he dirty in bed??? I just need to know before I drag myself to bed!!


gimmecakeandcandy Thu 31-Jan-13 23:55:58

No no no no no


I just don't get it

At all

He is not good looking - just bland

And that 'tough guy' look he tries to do is cringeworthy


Bakingnovice Thu 31-Jan-13 23:59:26

No he is not good looking and is quickly morphing into Ricky gervaise. He's giving five months wages to charity but will be rewarded handsomely in other ways I'm sure. More importantly, are him and Vicky ever going to pay tax here? I doubt it. We criticise amazon and Starbucks but no one seems angry at millionaire Brits who refuse to pay tax here for most their lives.

I've never really looked at DB but on the news he was lovely.

And- he's resisted the urge to do the TOWIE veneers things with his teeth. I like the fact he's got proper natural teeth.

And YY , his giving his money to charity. Good on him.

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Fri 01-Feb-13 00:37:01

Always had a soft spot for David Beckham.

ripsishere Fri 01-Feb-13 00:45:26

I havent' seen the interview, I read it on the BBC news website.
OP, YANBU. At all. Not one little bit.

foofooyeah Fri 01-Feb-13 08:10:07

Id give him one for all of you! Have a real soft spot for DB.

BarredfromhavingStella Fri 01-Feb-13 09:24:30

Truly lovely & fit as fuck, has definitely got better with age.

The advert for his H&M undies range had me V hot under the collar...

aldiwhore Fri 01-Feb-13 09:29:31

Agree with Gimmecakeandcandy

Also I don't care if he's donating his wages to charity, I'd have more respect if he did it quietly, he's after a knighthood.

He can well afford to 'lose' £150k a week, which tells me he has too much.

Call me a cynic.

diddl Fri 01-Feb-13 09:37:04

Ooh Aldi-you cynic!!

Yup he´s losing more for a week than the majority ever earn for a year!!

chicaguapa Fri 01-Feb-13 13:13:24

Someone on mn told everyone to search for the banned bit of the book their bodyguard wrote about them. So I did They went to court to stop that bit being published.

It's on the internet somewhere. He's probably calmed down a bit now

Saltire Fri 01-Feb-13 13:18:53

I agree with aldiwhore - he is determined to try any means it takes to get a knighthood

willyoulistentome Fri 01-Feb-13 13:28:05

Well - yes he's famous and gorgeous and everywhere you look, but he's a good role model, does loads for charity , helped get us the Olympics - well perhaps he DESERVES a knighthood. I see others getting them for less.

Pancakeflipper Fri 01-Feb-13 13:34:13

I wish they were staying in the USA. It was nice to know they were well and happy but not constantly in the bloody media every day/week just for a new hair-do or new frock ( Victoria not David - he doesn't wear frocks in public)

Nancy66 Fri 01-Feb-13 13:35:35

not in the media every day....where have you been living?

I think we saw MORE of them in the USA than we did when they lived here

Mosman Fri 01-Feb-13 13:39:31

He's lovely but as somebody else said, I couldn't allow him to speak.

Pancakeflipper Fri 01-Feb-13 13:40:11

Obviously been living in on another planet Nancy66.

I thought it had been a lot calmer.

I must be sat with my eyes closed in the hairdressers whilst they handed me the Hello mag.

merlottits Fri 01-Feb-13 13:42:19

I love him. Lots. Gorgeous man.

Nancy66 Fri 01-Feb-13 13:45:57

he's had a lot of elocution lessons and his voice is much deeper than it was. if you listen to him speaking 15 years ago it sounds like a different bloke.

PickledInAPearTree Fri 01-Feb-13 13:47:27

I saw a photo of him in a magazine in very tight underpants and it made me come over all peculiar grin

Absy Fri 01-Feb-13 13:49:59

He's hot, until he opens his mouth I agree.

I mean, it is very lovely that he's doing this.

But - it still doesn't make up for the fact that the Qatari Investment Authority is just spaffing away money to try and buy PSG to the top of the league (they hired some dude for a ridiculous amount of money, and he's not scheduled to play for a year) rather than through hard work and talent, like Olympique de Marseille. <married to L'OM fan).

Samu2 Fri 01-Feb-13 13:54:49

He reminds me of my ex, not the looks but how he peppers all his sentences with the word "umm"

Hot though!

I heard him on the radio this morning, his voice is fine. I vaguely remember it being different, but maybe that was Alastair McGowan's exaggerated take-off I'm actually remembering?

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 01-Feb-13 14:40:56

I think he's lovely too.
And as for giving his wages to charity, of course they should name him, I would imagine they'll get even more money because he's endorsing it.
I'm pretty sure he not doing it for a knighthood either, it's almost inevitable he'll get one anyway, it's just a matter of time.

TiggyD Fri 01-Feb-13 14:58:03

Hotter and hotter. Shame he's ruined by letting people draw all over him.

Portofino Fri 01-Feb-13 15:01:23

I TOUCHED him once.

TiggyD Fri 01-Feb-13 15:15:08


Viviennemary Fri 01-Feb-13 15:19:42

I used to like him. But I think they are both a pair of fakes. And Paris? Good opportunity for Posh to pose for the papers.

PickledInAPearTree Fri 01-Feb-13 21:57:25

Portofino where where where?

TiggyD Fri 01-Feb-13 23:27:05

Were you in Tescos and got to touch him in the fruit and veg section?

Was it a department store and you got to touch him in the trouser department?

Portofino Fri 01-Feb-13 23:37:56

At Old Trafford! Him and Sir Bobbie!

Portofino Fri 01-Feb-13 23:41:12

In fact we were in the box next door to the team (on another occasion) at Haydock Park for Paul Scholes testimonial and I chased Ryan Giggs down the stairs.....

Portofino Fri 01-Feb-13 23:43:22

He got away of course. Being well known for his fast running ability and all. Whereas I was drunk and wearing high heels.

PickledInAPearTree Sat 02-Feb-13 10:44:06

I was thinking more which body part did you manage to get a grip on grin

YouOldSlag Sat 02-Feb-13 11:08:05

Well I think its great he's giving his salary to charity. He can't bloody win- if he didn't he'd be criticised and now he's doing it people are saying he should keep it secret.

I tell you what though, I bet other criminally overpaid footballers will be shamed into following suit and donating more.

This is a lovely thing that he is doing and we shouldn't diss him for it. And why shouldn't he get a Knighthood? he was active in the Olympics campaign and the World Cup campaign, he's opened football academies,and does a lot of charity work. Loads of other people get them for doing a lot less.

diddl Sat 02-Feb-13 11:10:50

I also think it´s great that he´s giving to charity.

But I also think that it´s no big deal-in that he can easily afford it.

PickledInAPearTree Sat 02-Feb-13 11:20:17

A lot of people can easily afford it and don't. I'm not saying the sun shines out of his tight muscular buns or owt but its a nice thing to do.

YouOldSlag Sat 02-Feb-13 11:21:31

Indeed diddl, but maybe he can set an example this way. It is nice though to see an incredibly rich man cap his greed and say "I have enough".

Perhaps the grasping label obsessed Kardashians may be given pause for thought... nah, who am I trying to kid?

MikeLitoris Sat 02-Feb-13 11:26:53

Fgs, some people just love a good old moan dont they?

He decides to donate his wages to charity. That obviously makes him a wanker.

He must have wayyy to much cash if he can afford to give away 3mil. Well obviously they are loaded. That is what allows them to be so generous.

Hes only doing it for a knighthood. Then why didnt he do it for a charity here? Much more likely to impress her maj I would have thought.

Good on you Dave.

Yanbu. He is definitely improving with age.

specialsubject Sat 02-Feb-13 11:29:26

I also thought 'a lot of elocution lessons' - but he is paid to kick a football, not to make speeches.

he is hanging on to the dregs of his career, he has four kids and an unbelievably expensive lifestyle to support. He needs all the good publicity he can get because his next career is not going to be public speaking or life coaching.

good luck to him.

Don't fancy him, but think he's a Top Bloke for helping us get the Olympics and giving his wages to charity. Maybe he can afford it - but say it's 20% of his income for those 5 months, how many of us choose to give 20% of our income to charity for 5 months? It's interesting how cynical people are about it.

It's possible to do it on a middle-class income, it's just a much smaller amount of money. DH and I's accountant went hysterical about the % of our income that we give to charity. DH and I (both self-employed) earn less than £50k combined income - I'm not saying what % we give, but we tithe from our income every month to various charities. According to the accountant anything over 2% of income is grounds to be sent to Whispering Pines Home for the Bewildered. "But NO-ONE gives that much of their income!" he said. Poor thing, we had to give him a sit down and a cup of tea while he came back to himself. My DSis said her accountant had the same reaction. It is considered an extremely weird thing to do, and people assume you must have some sort of vested interest (our accountant explained patiently that it wasn't an efficient way to save tax and he could give us better ways. And we explained that we weren't trying to save tax, we were just declaring because you have to declare the Gift Aid. He couldn't believe we didn't have 'an angle')

I think people like DB doing it normalises it. And it should be normal - if you've got enough for heat, food and a safe place to sleep for your family then anyone can give a % of whatever is left every month. If we did that instead of buying iPads and cars and new clothes made in sweatshops and games consoles and holidays abroad etc... Then just think what the world would look like in 20 years time. A lot less landfill and pollution, and a lot more education and children growing up healthy.

(But in re: fanciability - I wouldn't. His voice is funny. He'd murmur my name and I'd guffaw...)

PickledInAPearTree Sat 02-Feb-13 11:38:11

Hanging onto the dregs of his career???

That just sounds a bit bitter to be honest. He will have enormous earning potential when he retires.

No one can play football for ever can they.

Bakingnovice Sat 02-Feb-13 20:24:08

No knighthoods for any Brit who refuses to pay tax here. That should be the rule but doubt it'll ever happen.

Snazzynewyear Sat 02-Feb-13 20:33:44

I imagine he would have been on course for a knighthood in a few years anyway, given his involvement with the Olympics and all. I have no problem with that - there are far less worthy recipients Savile for one

I agree with the posts about how this should raise expectations for sports stars. I don't think it has to normalise this level of giving for everyone, but it should lead to it becoming an expectation for the super-rich. The likes of John Terry, Wayne Rooney and co can easily afford to donate plenty. If they're already doing so, then now's the time to tell us. If not, why not?

Bakingnovice Sun 03-Feb-13 23:45:11

In the news today they said if becks had kept his salary it would've been subject to huge tax. Instead he's opted to donate his wage and take a share of the profits of sales of other things. He's a canny one isn't he.

YouOldSlag Mon 04-Feb-13 08:53:40

Bakingnovice- oh yes, I forgot about French tax laws- it's something like 75% tax on anything over a million. That's a real PR coup- tax avoidance that looks like charity!

I still like what he's doing though. Good for him.

melika Mon 04-Feb-13 09:06:26

Yes, that's exactly my conclusion. For all you delusional fans, he has got loads of money already, it pays him through product contracts to be 'seen to be a sportsman'. So he is losing nothing at all.

Yes he is pretty.

MikeLitoris Mon 04-Feb-13 09:12:06

So the charity still get a decent money and so does becks?

And the problem is?

MikeLitoris Mon 04-Feb-13 09:15:03

How is it tax avoidance if he isnt getting any of the money at the end? (Genuine question)

And of course he gets a cut of the sales revenue etc. Why exactly should he not get anything? Perhaps we he should stop earning money now he has enough.

How dare he.

prudencesmom Mon 04-Feb-13 09:18:12

Cant stand the man.
I see his PAs are doing their job here.....

YouOldSlag Mon 04-Feb-13 09:18:30

Mike- I think he'd rather it went to charity than the French Govt, which is fair enough.

It is a form of tax avoidance, but I don't care because I think what he is doing is great. A charity will benefit and he is setting an example to other obscenely rich people. They will have to say "If Beckham is doing it, we should probably do something a bit like that too".

PickledInAPearTree Mon 04-Feb-13 09:44:01

I just rather save my vitriol for greater causes, rather than a harmless footballer who has given a bit of money to charity.. That's all!

melika Mon 04-Feb-13 10:24:25

Prudencesmom thank you, that is my opion cos he's not the sharpest is he?

And for his miserable wife.......

Do not fall for his nicey, nicey image. Don't forget his little affairs.

MikeLitoris Mon 04-Feb-13 10:31:07

Im just baffled by people picking holes in a person giving a huge sum of money to charity.

Completely bizarre.

PickledInAPearTree Mon 04-Feb-13 11:38:31

I don't understand why giving money to charity makes people angry.

I'm not a "fan" either btw. I think he is rather handsome to look at but so are a lot of folk.

YouOldSlag Mon 04-Feb-13 15:37:22

Im just baffled by people picking holes in a person giving a huge sum of money to charity

I agree. Some people can't bloody win.

prudencesmom Mon 04-Feb-13 16:42:32

Anyone who donates to charity, well thats great. KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!
But its everything that surrounds the Beckos that grates with me.
OOOh Posh just farted, and she was wearing a lime green jumpsuit. So what?
Thicko Dave poses in his skidmark pants. So what?
Vain and shallow - that sums them up completely.
Meh and double meh.

DadOnIce Mon 04-Feb-13 16:44:42

I never used to fancy his missus at all but I have recently gone through worrying phases of finding her "a bit tidy", especially here

Nancy66 Mon 04-Feb-13 16:50:58

...probably because she now bears no resemblance to how she used to look. She's had another nose job since that picture was taken.

pictish Mon 04-Feb-13 16:51:02

It's no biggy - they've got more cash than they can spend, and god knows they've given it a bloody good try. They could stuff their cushions in every one of their five houses with cash, just for fun.
It's easy for him.
He'll make the money back three times over with his bloated profile.

Sorry to be such a cynic...but meh meh and thrice MEH.

melika Mon 04-Feb-13 17:18:23

dadonice that is a really old pic of her, that's when she could smile, sort of.

PickledInAPearTree Mon 04-Feb-13 18:04:58

The charity were probably more than happy to make it public due to the huge massive publicity he generates.

I just can't bring myself to be incensed with rage by this man he's harmless. There are way way way worse celebrities and footballers out there.

YouOldSlag Mon 04-Feb-13 18:17:19

A very rich man donating his ridiculous salary to a children's charity does not make me angry in the slightest.

Kim Kardashian spending 10 million on a wedding and splitting up 72 days later makes me angry because it is obscene self indulgence on an offensive level.

A man giving his salary away to a charity is a step in the right direction and I haven't got a bad word to say about it.

NotSoNervous Mon 04-Feb-13 18:17:54


Chottie Mon 04-Feb-13 18:21:01

chica just being nosey, but how do you know about DB and the sheets?

WorriedMummy73 Mon 04-Feb-13 18:22:26

Love what he does for charidee and he obviously loves kids, which is great. Fanciable though? Not so much...

chicaguapa Fri 08-Feb-13 20:28:48

chottie Google beckham bodyguard chapter.

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