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    David Beckham accused of Sydney cancer kids snub

    Honest mistake it seems. Just saw this story on the news and was very impressed with Beckham's attitude when he was told about this and said he would meet them all at any time, which he followed through with.

    http://football.guardian.co.uk/break...101650,00.html

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    Seems like a **** up on the part of the caregivers to the kids IMO, it's not Beckhams fault he was unaware that these kids were waiting there for him and I think he was genuinely sorry he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Seems like a **** up on the part of the caregivers to the kids IMO, it's not Beckhams fault he was unaware that these kids were waiting there for him and I think he was genuinely sorry he did.
    Yeah he was. Poor kids with cancer were left in tears but good on him for meeting with them later. He has gone up in my opinion, what a good bloke

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    Tall Poppy Syndrome strikes again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Tall Poppy Syndrome strikes again.
    Yeah, maybe there is a bit of that but the article on the news was more slanted towards how well Beckham handled it tbh

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    That's coz it's English though. I don't think the Australian tabloids would have been as accurate/forgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    That's coz it's English though. I don't think the Australian tabloids would have been as accurate/forgiving.
    Nah, I was talking about the TV article I saw not the one I posted.

    To say that Aussie tabloids would be harsher than English ones on Beckham might be a push too

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    Would think the English tabloids would be harsher IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Would think the English tabloids would be harsher IMO.
    Probably true. He's a good bloke though, Becks, I'm not surprised he reacted like that. I think underneath it all he's a regular guy, and if a kid with cancer wanted to give any of us a present, I'm sure none of us would say no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Would think the English tabloids would be harsher IMO.
    I reckon there'd be a bit of "Oh, the Australians are attacking our Beckham", but if it were to have happened in Engerland, then they would have really jumped into him.

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    Australians? The tabloids wouldn't be that nice
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    Basically history repeating itself ala The Beatles in the Philippines, although without the death threats etc.

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    Yeah it is a little less extreme than beatles in Phillipines, though the analogy is spot on

    And sorry, what is Tall Poppy Syndrome?

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    Seems like an honest mistake tbh.
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