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Old 21-12-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

Now, if he was on a World Cup winning squad, or even a EUROPEAN cup winning squad, maybe...

But what has he done to deserve a Knighthood? THere are soldiers who have given limbs and life to defend the country who deserve recognition over an over paid ponce who kicks a ball about on the grass for a few hours a week...

And they wonder why this country is full of wannabes who think they deserve to be famous for no reason... Pffft.

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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

Winning a major trophy on the international stage should not be the be all and end all of getting a knighthood, what he has done for the sport and his country should.

Yes lets give knighthoods to soldiers that enter illegal wars and kill people.
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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

And knighthoods are instantly rendered meaningless.
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Winning a major trophy on the international stage should not be the be all and end all of getting a knighthood, what he has done for the sport and his country should.

Yes lets give knighthoods to soldiers that enter illegal wars and kill people.
Cmme on, what has Beckham done for the country? Lowered the average IQ, thats about it.

And as for illegal wars, yes, maybe, but they are still there fighting and giving their lives, something I have more respect for than kicking a pig bladder about for a bit.

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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

Its there career choice, if it gets them killed so be it, I am all for defence of our country, its a shame most wars we fight these days are for natural resources rather than defending ourselves.
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Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United and in January 2005, the English national team captain became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on UNICEF's Sports for Development program. More recently Beckham has pledged his support for the current Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign.

On 17 January 2007, Rebecca Johnstone, a 19-year-old cancer patient from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, received a surprise phone call from Beckham. After the conversation, he sent her a Real Madrid jersey with his signature on it. Rebecca died on 29 January 2007.

Beckham is a spokesman for Malaria No More, a New York City-based non-profit launched in 2006. Malaria No More's mission is to end deaths caused by malaria in Africa. Beckham appears in a 2007 public service announcement advertising the need for inexpensive bed nets. The TV spot currently airs in the U.S. on Fox Networks, including Fox Soccer Channel, and can also be seen on YouTube.

Since joining Major League Soccer, Beckham has been a very public advocate in the U.S. for related charities such as "MLS W.O.R.K.S." On 17 August 2007, he conducted a youth clinic in Harlem, along with other current and former MLS players. This was in advance of his first New York City area match the following day against the New York Red Bulls. That team's Jozy Altidore and Juan Pablo Ángel were also with Beckham, teaching skills to disadvantaged youth to benefit FC Harlem Lions.
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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

Ooooh gave a bit of his spare time over to charity, I should think so too, he has plenty of it. I note no mention of giving any of his massive wealth to charity though.

I still see no reason for a knighthood there, he already has an OBE, mopre than enough for a Footballer of his stature.

If im honest, there are too many knighthoods given out anyway, they are just another "award" these days, not something to be proud of as there are so few given out.

If David Beckham and Simon Cowell can get 'em they are pretty much worthless...
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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

Never said he should, just pointing out that he has done a lot more than you gave him credit for , Should be give every grunt who gets injured a medal or a title?
Beckham is using his money and status to help people, a lot of people it seems, for that he should get praise, Simon Cowel on the other hand just makes a obscene amount of money and tortures our ears most Christmas's with manufactured tat that the brainless public will buy into.
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This.

My opinion for Beckham has risen over the years, regardless of being a footballer, he has done alot for England, and is one of the main supporters of the British troops, risking his own life to go out there and give them the moral support - that is good stuff, on top of all the charity work he does.

Cowell, yeah he brings out ****e like the X Factor etc etc, BUT, he has organised alot for charity events and is one of the few people who can pick up a telephone, say one word and hundreds of "celebs" appear at his door willing to help. Which, in the long run is a positive, as it means people are paying more attention to the cause as Cowell has brought X, Y, Z pop star along and grabbed people's attention.

In my opinion, Knighthoods sadly mean **** all nowdays, what the troops deserve more than a title is the knowledge that the whole of the UK are backing them. Whether that's through charity to help pay for hospital; the government to give them more money for protection whilst they're at the war; that kinda is what I'd imagine soldiers would want more than knowing they share the minute in their lives of the Queen dabbing their shoulders with some metal.

At the end of the day, celebrities more often than not don't have their good actions in the press as much as thier bad, whats going to sell newspapers more? Beckham having an affair, or Beckham giving £500,00 to a charity, then travelling across to Iraq to give the British troops a pat on the back and support?

Knighthoods don't have the same meaning as they once did, that the Knights would be the first into battle. Can you really see Elton John, Sean Connery and Alex Ferguson doing that?
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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

come on guys give becks his do, he is a perfect role model for kids! he has put lots of money into football academies in the states and does lots of charity work with everyone laughing in his face and frankly taking the piss! maybe he shouldnt be a sir, but lets not have a go at the work he does for others!

as for our troops abroad, well if they werent fighting there then there would be alot more 9/11 and 7/7. you people calling it an 'illegal war' really need your heads sorting........ prob the same people who think the state should pay for their psychology degree........
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simon cowel is also trying to get one :s

no one in entertainment should get one! Its called entertainment for a reason
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Happy now Az? Neither got anything.
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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

I'm late to the thread but....
Knighthoods are handed out like sweeties now, totally worthless.

Had he got one I wouldn't ever have greeted him with "Sir", more like "what do you want ya tw*t?"
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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

It isn't often I say this because he smells like urine and has a weird habit of rubbing his crotch when you speak to him, but I am 110% with Plat on this one. I'd like to see anybody here donate as much to charity, and before the bleats of "well he earns enough to" start up I'd like to see anybody here donate as much time as well.

I think David Beckham is about three braincells short of being considered "alive" but he seems like a fairly genuine chap so it's hardly an issue of personality.

Mind you, Sir Beckham sounds weird.

To sign off, I'd like to see somebody claiming knighthoods are being handed out "like sweeties" get a knighthood - go prove how easy it is
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Re: WTF!!! SIR David Beckham??

So he deserves a knighthood more so than any soldier out in Afghanistan patrolling in full kit in the searing heat whilst being shot at?

As far as I can remember all he has done is kick a ball around a park for 90mins whilst getting paid more a week than any of the soldiers get in a year. oh and he pumped one of the spice girls.
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Cheers FT I think lol, Can we get off the soldier crap, I dont see 90% of soldiers out there doing anyting above and beyond there given job role, its there career choice get over it.
By that logic all firefighters / police / medics should all get nominated as well as they save lives every day.
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