Category: David Beckham

Deadpool makes appearance in FOX’s World Cup TV ad [VIDEO]

FOX Sports has unveiled a new World Cup TV commercial that features Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham to promote the coverage of the world’s greatest sports tournament that will be held on Russian soil this summer. Other stars featured in the video include Joel Embiid, Alex Morgan and Evander Holyfield. But in the entire 90 second commercial, there’s not one mention or graphic to let the viewer know who the host country is. It’s almost as if FOX Sports doesn’t want people to know that Russia is hosting the tournament! In the video, it’s being targeted to sports ... Read more

MLS takes calculated risk with Miami amidst stadium concerns

On Monday, MLS did what it promised not to do in Miami. The top-flight soccer league in the United States approved Miami as its newest expansion team even though the stadium location is far from being finalized and the plans could be in jeopardy of imploding this summer if a court’s ruling doesn’t go its way. In 2014, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in his state of the league address that “Until we get [a stadium in Miami] finalized, we can’t make a commitment to Miami.” And that stadium deal is far from being done. David Beckham and his investors ... Read more

Beckham open to possibility of NWSL team for Miami

Photo credit: Christopher Harris David Beckham is open to the possibility of Miami’s new MLS franchise fielding a NWSL team in the future, according to his remarks in a press conference on Monday. Asked whether Beckham would be interested in adding a women’s team, Beckham said, “At the moment, we have a blank canvas so we want to create a community with our club. It’s not just being a MLS team, which obviously we are. We want to be a global team. But we want to have other outlets and other reaches. And if that means we have a women’s ... Read more

Leaked emails tarnish golden boy David Beckham

London (AFP) – 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 ... Read more

Beckham denies using charity to boost image

London (AFP) – David Beckham on Saturday blasted reports that he used his children’s charity work to boost his public image and chances of getting a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. A spokesman for the football icon claimed “hacked and doctored” private emails had given a “deliberately inaccurate picture”. The former England captain, who retired in 2013, was the subject of a “Football Leaks” probe by the European Investigative Collaborations network, a consortium of 12 European media organisations, including France’s Mediapart. Citing emails between Beckham and his staff, the reports claimed he initially refused to put his own money into ... Read more

Football sex abuse scandal a disgrace, says Beckham

London (AFP) – England football icon David Beckham labelled the historical sex abuse scandal that has rocked the sport as a ‘disgrace’ in an insightful interview on BBC Radio on Sunday. He was unequivocal in his condemnation of the sex abuse dating back to the 1970’s and 80’s that has emerged since former Crewe Alexandra youth player Andy Woodward went public last November.  Beckham was part of a legendary Manchester United youth team which included future stars like Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers Gary and Phil. “There was never anything like that,” said the 41-year-old, capped 115 ... Read more

Becks effect behind Hong Kong’s first lady of football

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong trailblazer Chan Yuen-ting became the first woman coach to take a men’s football team to a top-flight title thanks to the toughness that earned her the nickname “beefball” and a teenage crush on David Beckham. Chan, 27, led Eastern Sports Club to win Hong Kong’s Premier League in April for the first time in 21 years. It was Chan’s debut season as head coach and earned her a Guinness World Record as the first woman coach ever to win a men’s championship title in a top national football league.  Her path into the game ... Read more

David Beckham pleads for Louis Van Gaal patience

Photo credit: AFP David Beckham has come to the defense of under-pressure Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, saying the Dutchman needs time to turn the club’s fortunes around. United’s 3-0 FA Cup win over third-tier Shrewsbury on Monday gave Van Gaal some breathing space but the club still need to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit at home to Danish side FC Midtjylland Thursday if they are to progress in the Europa League. United are only fifth in the Premier League after seven defeats this season, with Van Gaal under fire for a ‘dull’ style of football seen as contrary ... Read more