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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!!!

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

chottie Google beckham bodyguard chapter.

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...

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

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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".

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

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

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.

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

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

And the problem is?

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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