September 02, 2007

Horse 801 - Beckham is Jewish?

Did anyone happen to know that Beck's is Jewish? I just happened to be watching the LA Galaxy on the news when I caught a glimpse of Hebrew tatooted in his ever expanding collection of skin scribble. A bit of research later and I found out that it reads - אני לדודי ודודי לי הרעה בשושנים or "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine, that shepherds among the lilies.", which comes from Song of Solomon 6:3.

On reflection is should have been obvious that Becks is Jewish. He was named after arguably Israel's greatest king and he trained with Tottenham Hotspur, a club so Jewish that opposing fans in the 70s sang "Spurs are on their way to Auschwitz; Adolf's going to gas them again." on the terraces.

Becks has one Jewish Grandfather, which technically under the Nuremburg Laws would have been enough to send him to a holiday fun camp. Despite marrying a shiksa, David and Victoria did have a Jewish wedding - does anyone remember those thrones?

Perhaps it's not just co-incedence that he changed his playing number for Manchester United and later England to the number 7, which is the Hebrew number of completeness.

The last decent Jewish football player was a goalkeeper... heh, you work it out.

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