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Thread: David Beckham is to be knighted - does he deserve to be knighted?

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    Pathetic. England might as well pack up their bongos and give it away if this isn't a wind-up.
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    No. Won nothing for England & so far won nothing for Real Madrid either. Silly high-pitched voice, chavvy tattoos (has a knight ever had a tattoo on his neck, btw?), multi-untalented wife and will shill for just about anything if the price is right. He's the ultimate triumph of style over substance; usually the best known practitioners of a sport (Federer, Schumacher, Woods, Jordan) are famous for being the best in their respective fields, Beckham has never once been the best footballer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    He's the face of England, put it that way... And unlike the Royal Family, he seems to carry it off well, with a bit of talent and still managing to be a nice bloke.. I've seen worse decisions..
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    Ffs. It makes little difference to me being non-English, but this is just sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Ffs. It makes little difference to me being non-English, but this is just sad.
    Agreed, "Sir David Beckham" would be an absolute joke. My main memory of him is his moment of stupidity to get sent off in the Argentina WC game in '98.

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    Totally against sports stars being honoured with such awards or titles unless they've actually done something outside of sport, so no, he shouldn't be Knighted.
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    He obviously doesn't deserve a knighthood but, say what you like about him, he doesn't act like a prima-donna, he always gives 100% when on a football field, which is more than can be said for some players over the years.

    I would dispute the notion that Beckham has never been the best in the world - back in the late 90s and early 00s he was definitely up there, and he was instrumental in United winning the treble, and very few players have won that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poll
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    Feels quite strongly on the matter, does Hingston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Feels quite strongly on the matter, does Hingston.
    Wow, what happened there. I went to their respective profiles and apparently they are the same person.
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    No chance. Infact, the whole honours system should be done away with.

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    No way does he deserve a knighthood. When the time comes that he passes away and people reflect on his life, he will be remembered more as a "celebrity" than as a footballer. He won't be revered in the way Bradman was, or in the way that Pele will be, or Lara, or Tendulkar, or Jordan, or countless other sporting legends.

    Not to mention being partially responsible for accelerating the decline of British culture by kicking off the current media obsession with celebrity.

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    Big fan and all of the bloke, but shouldn't be knighted. Haha Sir David Beckham it just doesn't sound right.

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    I cant believe that this will actually happen. If it does its another reminder that I made a great decision to move from a country I cant identify with anymore.

    The cult of the celebrity is sickening in the UK (far worse than anywhere else Ive been) and this is just part of all that crap.
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    It would be an insult to more deserving people who have never been knighted.

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    Any reason why you felt the need to vote twice Rich?
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