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Sports Personality Of The Year Photos – Ridiculous Beckham Hysteria Ahoy!

By Ollie Irish

You don’t need me to tell you that the notion of D-Becks (aged 35) getting a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award – as he did at last night’s BBC Sports Personality show – is absurd. You could tell that Sir Bobby Charlton thought as much, not only by looking at his stone face up on stage but also when he was asked by the host to laud Beckham and could only describe him as a “pleasant” lad. Faint praise indeed.

The real winners on the night were Tony McCoy (recognition long overdue for one of sport’s toughest men), Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, who had the crowd eating out of his hand, and Winter Olympics gold-winner Amy Williams, who scrubbed up outrageously well.

As for Colin Montgomerie – a plump cheerleader – getting the Coach of the Year award over Ian Holloway… don’t get me started.

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David and Victoria Beckham with sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo

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By Ollie Irish on December 20th, 2010 in Photos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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6 Responses to “Sports Personality Of The Year Photos – Ridiculous Beckham Hysteria Ahoy!”

  1. Rob says:

    I didn’t hear the speech but I bet it was chock full of “personality”

  2. sue peace says:

    About time he got the recognition he deserves. Hope he get a knighthood in the new years honours list.

  3. jimmy says:

    Mcoy is a true sporting great,not a self obsessed phoney like beckham. The sychophancy shown to him by the press, and the sickly reverential tone from the bbc is embarrassing.Your are right about charlton;a true great and ironically just about the greatest player england have produced talking through gritted teeth about the most over indulged .

  4. DJ says:

    Life Honour at 35. How bloody stupid. i’m not saying he shouldn’t get it, but more like in 30 years time.

  5. Redskywalker says:

    Becks was just accepting an award, you cant fault him for that.

    At least he didn’t do what Balotelli did:
    http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/arsenal/60173/mario-balotelli-picks-up-golden-boy-award-doesnt-know-who-jack-wilshere-is.html/comment-page-1#comment-93812

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