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David Beckham’s multi-million pound image has been shattered after damning emails revealed he used charity work as part of a desperate campaign to win a knighthood.
Axar.az reports citing The Sun.
In a series of bombshell leaks, the football legend branded the honours committee “unappreciative c----” and dismissed lower awards, ranting, “unless it’s a knighthood f*** off” reported The Sun.
As reported by a number of European media outlets, including L’Equipe, the furious star also initially refused to use his own money to fund his charity and turned down millions of pounds in work to raise money for UNICEF. He demanded UNICEF pay for a $10,000 (£6685) business class flight despite his sponsors splashing out on a private jet. He set up a sham segment on the Jonathan Ross chat show to raise the prospect of a knighthood and backed the “stay” campaign in the Scottish independence referendum to win favour with “the establishment”. Numerous European media outlets also claim he moaned that his involvement in the Ingenious tax avoidance scheme was hampering his chances and he raged when British singer Katherine Jenkins was handed an OBE. He also wants to add to his fortune by being one of the first civilians to go into space.
The former England captain turned philanthropist and businessman raged at the failure of officials to make him Sir David and admitted his charitable efforts were a conscious effort to win an honour, reported The Sun.
2017.02.04 / 10:29