I don't know much about soccer and I don't really know much about David Beckham other than he is very good at soccer, a topic as I pointed out, I don't really know much about.
What I do know is that when someone has a working class accent, they get judged as stupid and thick. You see it in this counter with Sue Bradford and I'm guessing in a country as class conscious as Britain, Beckham gets his far share of shit because of how he speaks.
Here are some of his supposedly dumb quotes...
"My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7."
"Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had."
"I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet."
“Their homework is so hard these days. I sat down with Brooklyn the other day — and I was like, ‘Victoria, maybe you should do the homework tonight.”
...for a person who has a microphone shoved into his face every time he steps outside his house, these comments hardly seem the examples of an outright moron and could be the words of someone in a hurry not thinking the phrase through, so I do wonder how much of it is class generated bigotry as opposed to batshit thickness.
Regardless of how smart or stupid Beckham is, doesn't it reek of Key as a backstabber? Beckham kindly spent time with his son and had a kick around, if anything Key should be thankful, instead he bags Beckham.
Key's great appeal to the laid back kiwi is that he's a guy you would have a beer with at your BBQ, however backstabbing is not a likable trait in any guest or Prime Minister.
Is that a scratch on Mr Key's polished persona?