“Nobody Is Feeling Bad for You” – David Beckham’s Netflix Documentary Torn to Shreds for Trying to Make Him Appear Sympathetic

Published 10/09/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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David Beckham‘s new self-titled docuseries Beckham delves more into the story of England’s favorite sporting star. The docuseries contains 4 episodes and each episode embroils you further into the life of Inter Miami’s co-owner. From his days at the Manchester United academy to running a soccer club of his own, Beckham has surely come a long way. However, not all are impressed with the 6x English champion’s way of narrating his story as it appears to make him more sympathetic.

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David Beckham is unintentionally inspiring Manchester United talents to even this day. In Manchester United’s latest win against Brentford, Scott McTominay states that Beckham’s docuseries inspired him to score the goals.

Not all are impressed with Beckham’s docuseries

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Beckham’s docuseries was released this September. The former England international also delves into his passion for bee-keeping in the docuseries. Katie Spencer, Claire Gregory, and Stevie Wong from Sky Sports’ podcast named ‘Backstage’ get candid as they talk about how the show is trying to make viewers sympathize with Beckham without any reason.

After Katie made her remarks, Claire Gregory, the host of the show, agreed with her, stating “I think the documentary is trying to make him come across as quite sympathetic, and yet, I agree with you it’s a bit like “no-one’s feeling bad for you David.”  The conversation started as Katie Spencer shared her thoughts on the show.

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Katie Spencer shared that she feels like the emotional part has been overdone to make viewers sympathize with Beckham as she said, “I think the whole tone of it is very much like, “Oh, I’m a victim of all of these things.” “Oh, my dad made me play football all the time.” His poor dad that had to go that premier with him basically saying, “My dad bullied me all the time into doing football!” It’s like it worked out alright for you mate, just doing a few kicks on Saturday!”

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Stevie Wong had a more neutral stance although he did point out that it’s not a bad documentary series. Whatever the views may be, Manchester United supporters will rejoice as the documentary arrived just in time to inspire Scott McTominay, who coincidentally recreated United’s comeback win over FC Barcelona to secure their first UCL trophy. The scene from the match has also been included in Beckham’s docuseries.

David Beckham inspires Scott McTominay for United’s late winner

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In the midst of a turbulent season for The Red Devils, the recent match against Brentford proved to be a memorable rollercoaster ride. With United trailing 1-0, Scott McTominay’s late entry into the game changed its course entirely. In a stunning turn of events, McTominay scored twice quickly during stoppage time to seal a win for United.

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McTominay credited David Beckham as his inspiration for the remarkable performance and emphasized the importance of doing it not just for the club’s history but also for the passionate fans. Intriguingly, he revealed that he had watched a documentary on David Beckham’s illustrious career the night before the game, highlighting the enduring influence of legends like Beckham and the rich history of Manchester United.

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This connection between players and their clubs, shaped by icons like Beckham, serves as a testament to the deep bond that exists between the team and its devoted fans. McTominay’s late goals against Brentford harkened back to the glorious era of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Neil Banerjee

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Neil Banerjee is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With a background in media studies, he possesses a deep appreciation for the intricacies, the strategies and the awe-inspiring nature of the beautiful game, firmly believing that a variety of factors underpin each match. As a devoted Chelsea fan, Neil's passion extends to diving into the stories that surround the club and finding intriguing narratives.
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