Scandal! Hackers Expose David Beckham’s Private Email
The scandal-less ex-footballer was hit by a dirty one last night after hackers leaked his private mails to the public revealing he used charity work to campaign for knighthood
According to reports, the ex-Real Madrid player allegedly;
- Initially refused to use his own money to fund his charity and turned down millions of poundsin work to raise money for UNICEF
- Demanded UNICEF pay for a £6685 business class flight despite his sponsors splashing out on a private jet
- Set up a sham segment on the Jonathan Ross chat show to raise the prospect of a knighthood
- Backed the “stay” campaign in the Scottish independence referendum to win favour with “the establishment”
- Moaned that his involvement in the Ingenious tax avoidance scheme was hampering his chances
- Raged when singer Katherine Jenkins was handed an OBE
- 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.
Leaked messages between Beckham and his closest aides also suggested orchestrated efforts to win favours from honours committee and the public.
After missing out on a knighthood in 2013, the footballer – who has an estimated networth of £280million – wrote a furious email to his long-time PR man Simon Oliveira, raging that classical star Katherine Jenkins had been handed an OBE writing: “Katherine Jenkins OBE for what? Singing at the rugby and going to see the troops plus taking coke. F***ing joke.”
He allegedly continues to rant at the honours committee, saying he ‘expected nothing less’ and asking ‘who decides the honours?’
‘It’s a disgrace to be honest and if I was American I would of got something like this ten years ago,’ the email allegedly said
In response, Oliveira wrote to Beckham’s agent and best friend David Gardner: “This gives us even more reason to work this year on Unicef, the armed forces, and other charitable commitments.”
He also advised Becks to “remain positive” in public, and avoid the temptation to direct jibes or critical comments at the committee in public adding: “We need to remain dignified if asked, but if you want me to work up something cutting I will work up one, but my advice is it’s not productive.”
Other mails show the two advisers stopped Beckham from posting a picture of a gold- plated laptop on Instagram, stressing it went against his ‘man of the people’ image.
Beckham was keen to share he photo with his 32.6million followers. He sent the picture to Oliveira captioning it: ‘First one in the world…Great present.’
Oliveira replied: ‘Nice will keep that one of (sic) social media as then the idiots will say we’re being showy.’
Beckham’s representatives have sinced debunked the claims and stated that the email was hacked and doctored from a private.