Former England captain David Beckham made it to the “Remain” camp, with a statement comparing staying with European Union to Manchester United winning formula. The statement has generated over 30K tweets by people with and against the decision. Beckham’s statement in support of Britain remaining in the European Union comes days ahead of EU referendum – Published on Stronger in Europe Campaign early this morning.
Social Media Backlash
People reactions weren’t as good as the press release, as British people started to criticize Beckham. We’ve collected some of the most discussed ideas, @daiisyemm tweeted ironically, “David Beckham’s spoken!! We must blindly follow (the well known political expert).”, while Roddy Piper is wondering if David Beckham has ever tried to get his kids into a State School in the UK, or a GP appointment. No? Thought not. he ended his tweet with #VoteLeave. Sh An Khan confirmed the same idea “David Beckham is backing remain. He won’t have any problems with finding a house or rising prices, school places for kids, NHS waiting times”
On the other side, UK’s PM David Cameron quoted Beckham in a tweet saying “David Beckham is clear, we should be facing problems of the world together and not alone.”
Here’s the full statement by David Beckham on the remain decision
“I’m passionate about my country and whatever the result of Thursday’s referendum, we will always be Great. Each side has the right to their opinion and that should always be respected whatever the outcome of the European Referendum.
I played my best years at my boyhood club, Manchester United. I grew up with a core group of young British players that included Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville Brothers. Added to that was an experienced group of older British players such as Gary Pallister, Steve Bruce and Paul Ince.
Now that team might have gone on to win trophies but we were a better and more successful team because of a Danish goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, the leadership of an Irishman Roy Keane and the skill of a Frenchman in Eric Cantona.
I was also privileged to play and live in Madrid, Milan and Paris with teammates from all around Europe and the world. Those great European cities and their passionate fans welcomed me and my family and gave us the opportunity to enjoy their unique and inspiring cultures and people.
We live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong. For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone.
For these reasons I am voting to Remain.”