David Beckham has given a behind the scenes of his uprising on the popular documentary just released on Netflix- opening up about his career and personal life. It’s a four episode engaging series on David’s rise to football, fame and becoming a pop culture legend with Victoria’s influence. The series opens up on the former Spice girl Victoria Beckham marriage with David Beckham who are still happily married with four children.
The honest and raw interviews in the documentary have caught the viewers’ attention and pulled on their heart strings with the many challenges the couple faced. Posh and Becks met in 1997 at one of David’s football games. The couple began dating quickly after, but privately as both of their managers didn’t approve of the relationship so urged them to keep it under wraps.
The famous couple fell pregnant with Brooklyn in 1998, Victoria told David just before his most important match, England V Argentina. “I told David the night before the game. He was so, so happy, we both were and there was never any doubt in my mind that I should tell him. I mean, it was what we wanted and he could not have been happier.”
England V Argentina 1998 Game
David received a red card for kicking a player (Diego Simeone) on the Argentina Team in the World Cup match. As he was sent off, England went on to play penalties and lose, which the public then blamed David for from the public, which lead to some extreme abuse.
The abuse and press coverage led to David becoming clinically depressed. In his words “what I went through was so extreme. The whole country hated me. Hated me. It changed my life. I felt very vulnerable and alone. Wherever I went I got abuse every single day.” “People look at you in a certain way, spit at you, abuse you, come up to your face and say some of the things that they said. That was difficult.”
The boos and abuse on the pitch went on for several months and that really took a toll on David, mental health wasn’t really a thing back then, so he did just struggle in silence.
Beckham is available to watch on Netflix now.
By Sammie Lawrence