He’s long been the face of English football with his scene-stealing dress sense, celebrity marriage and role as adoring father to four children.
However, as David Beckham
was banned from driving today after being caught using his phone behind the wheel, it looks like the public’s love affair with the ex-England captain could be wearing thin.
Many Brits were shocked when the 44-year-old ex-footballer was revealed to have been using his mobile phone while driving his £100,000 Bentley.
Beckham previously entered a guilty plea by post and was given six points on his licence at Bromley Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, taking his total to 12 points and triggering a ban.
He was also slapped with a £750 fine
Beckham’s defence said driving is a pleasure for the star, but that he “accepts” his children will now have to be “deprived” of his ability to do the school run.
It comes just months after Beckham swerved a speeding conviction despite admitting doing 59mph in a 40mph zone.
Back in September, his lawyer Nick Freeman, aka ‘Mr Loophole’, successfully argued in court that Becks received his speeding notice one day outside the statutory 14-day window.
The father-of-four had been driving in a loaned £200,000 Bentley on the A40 in London’s Paddington on 23 January when the incident occured.
Despite getting Beckham off on the technicality, Freeman even admitted that his client probably should have been convicted from “a moral standpoint”…Continue Reading