Hold the front page - David Beckham has a new haircut!

Spain
November 14, 2009 5:24pm CST
I was watching the breakfast programme this morning, and the sports news came on. Now, there were rugby internationals and England's friendly match with Brazil happening today, but the lead item was - David Beckham's new haircut! I like David Beckham, he's a great player and a marvellous ambassador for football, but I can't for the life of me work out how his new haircut is so important to sport it pushes everything else down the list. He's not even playing today, due to club commitments with LA Galaxy. What do you think? Love or loathe the hairdo - and I think it's dreadful - is this a legitimate lead item for the sports news?
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@thea09 (18305)
• Greece
15 Nov 09
Hi Sandra, well I follow neither sports nor celebrity and hardly consider someones hairdo news and find it totally pathetic that media chooses to do so. Is he that odd looking chap with earrings and a skirt?
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@thea09 (18305)
• Greece
16 Nov 09
A friend gave me a stack of magazines and do you know they have whole ones dedicated to this drivel. Is the wife some stick insect handbag who looks like she's sucking lemons. I wouldn't have thought thongs, earrings and skirts would set a good example to the footballing youths.
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• Spain
15 Nov 09
Hello, Thea. Yes, that's the one, and he apparently gets into Victoria's knickers as well. Before anyone labels me disgusting or reports me, he once said he wears his wife's thongs. All of this may be very interesting to some people, but I'm only interested in his ball control. Before anybody else reports me, I'm talking about on the football pitch, of course!
@dawnald (85148)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Nov 09
Slow sports day... Isn't there a personalities section for that kind of stuff?
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@dawnald (85148)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Nov 09
Football and rugby? Now see that would be a slow sports day here. But I've noticed stuff like that in the US papers too where some silly celebrity thing gets posted prominently on the front of the sports page instead of some major event!
• Spain
17 Nov 09
Hello, Dawn. It wasn't a slow sports day, though. It was Saturday and there were football and rugby internationals on. I know a lot of people weren't interested in the England - Brazil friendly, but I still think there must have been a more interesting headline than Beckham's new haircut.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
15 Nov 09
Lol isn't it so silly how they make such things of such a big importance while really important things gets shoved in the corner.. I don't know why they do that for same with clothes I guess..It can be the ugliest but if a star is wearing it's considered "HOT" I haven't seen the new DO myself so I will hold my comment on it.
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• Spain
15 Nov 09
Hello, Becca. You're right - everything becomes desirable once a celebrity wears or endorses it. I put on the sports news to see the latest from the England team, not DB's new haircut. That and his performance for LA Galaxy took up about half of the sports bulletin.
@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I guess as far as role models go..he isn't a bad one to look up to and want to be like..he has it all..fame,wealth,family and anything his heart desires.
@kaka135 (14918)
• Malaysia
15 Nov 09
Well, though I am not really a fans of David Beckham, I admit that his hairstyle has been quite nice and become a trend. I have just checked out his new hairstyle, it looks quite nice too, especially from the side view.
• Spain
15 Nov 09
Hello, Kaka. Can't agree with you about the haircut - and they showed it from every angle on the news!
@jb78000 (15139)
15 Nov 09
i am not interested in the sports news but sticking celebrity drivel stories (which i am also not interested in) in there seems pointless. they should go where they belong - in the celebrity fashion burble news.
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@Wizzywig (7847)
15 Nov 09
I think "celebrity" is one of the most over-used and inappropriately used words we have these days! The most tenuous link to anything vaguely media-related makes pretty much anyone a "celebrity" thus totally devaluing the term for "real" worthy people. As for "fashion"... pffftttt!
• Spain
15 Nov 09
Hello, Judith. I'm sitting here and just wishing I could hear Alistair Stewart or one of the other newsreaders come out with, 'And now for the celebrity fashion burble news.' As usual, you tell it like it is and illustrate your point beautifully. I'm glad it's not just me who isn't waiting breathlessly for the unveiling of the newest celebrity hairdo - I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me!
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@luai62 (29)
• China
15 Nov 09
hi Sandra,Do you like David Beckham?i guess yes,haha,he is so handsome and charming,many girls like him,Yesteday,when the internet know that he had new ones hair,still is so fascinating,i think he is a good father and husband
• Spain
15 Nov 09
Hello, and welcome to Mylot. Beckham might be handsome, a good father and husband and all the rest of it, but none of these make him a good footballer. Just look at Sol Campbell and Wayne Rooney if you don't believe me - hardly style icons, but they can kick a ball about. The place for Beckham's haircut is in the fashion news or celebrity magazines, not on the sports news as the main item of the day.