Soccer legend, David Beckham has called police to investigate the ‘Beckileaks’ email hack, as he fears that more shocking revelations could emerge. The former England captain has seen his reputation tarnished after damning emails between the superstar and his team of advisors were leaked.
The emails allegedly showed how desperate Becks was to ensure he was made ‘Sir David’ – and the lengths to which he would go to achieve his goal, even using his charity work.
When his campaign failed, he allegedly lashed out with an expletive-littered outburst.
Police officers have launched a probe in Portugal, where 18.6million emails and documents were hacked from servers of Doyen Global, the firm run by Beckham’s PR chief and friend Simon Oliveira.
Team Beckham is now said to be worried that more private correspondence between Oliveira, Becks and his confidant and close friend David Gardner, who served as best man at the Beckham wedding in 1999.
It is thought the private messages include ‘banter’ about several well-known figures, according to The Sun on Sunday.
As the fallout over the leaked email scandal continued today, David Beckham’s eldest son Brooklyn posted a picture of his father cuddling his young sister Harper in a touching photograph posted on Instagram.
An hour earlier, David himself posted a tribute to the victims of the Munich air disaster on his instagram account.
The leak comes as a bitter blow to the popularity of Brand Beckham, which has been carefully cultivated over several years by David and Victoria.
The criticism was led by Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, who branded the former Manchester United and Real Madrid footballer as ‘repulsive’.
Piers, 51, tweeted: ‘RIP Brand Beckham. No one will be envious of David Beckham by tomorrow.
‘They will be sickened by him. I think we can forget about “Sir David Beckham” ever happening.’
Becks was said to be defiant last night, insisting the emails were sent ‘in the heat of the moment’ and he did not care about being knighted, according to the Sunday Mirror.
His father Ted Beckham refused to comment on the scandal this morning.
Source: Daily Mail