With the Brexit referendum just days away, a host of famous faces have come forward to vocalise their opinions and how they will be voting, and David Beckham’s impassioned ‘Remain’ speech has touched minds all over the country today.
Explaining why he is voting for Britain to remain a part of the European Union, the 41-year-old provided eloquent reasoning from his perspectives as both a former footballer and a father.
After paying tribute to his fellow countrymen whom he played alongside at Manchester United, the dad-of-four wrote: “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'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
“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,” he added.
David’s post came in for great praise around the country and the world, with wife Victoria gushing with ‘pride’ as she shared his post.
Victoria herself was forced to defend herself over past comments used against her this week, and she echoed her husband’s words as she shared her own vision of the future.
In response to the @leave.eu campaign who have today tried to put a spin on quotes made 20 years ago about keeping or losing the pound, I have to say strongly my comments were not about this referendum and should not be misused in this way! I believe in my country, I believe in a future for my children where we are stronger together and I support the #remain campaign. @strongerineurope
“I believe in my country, I believe in a future for my children where we are strong together, and I support the Remain campaign,” wrote the designer.
The couple are, of course, parents to 17-year-old Brooklyn, 13-year-old Romeo, 11-year-old Cruz, and four-year-old Harper.