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Beckhams Cross That Bridge

by | 20th, October 2006

“BECKHAMS’ minder killed in Iraq blast,” announces the Sun’s front page.

And there is a picture of Merrick McDonald, 42, sat in the front of a car with Posh ‘n’ Becks in the rear.

And instantly we ask: what are Posh ‘n’ Beck doing in Iraq? We understand their desire to construct a truly world brand but Iraq is not yet ready for 00-sized designer jeans and hair gel.

The answer is soon forthcoming. It turns out that at the time of his murder, former Royal Marine Merrick was working as a security escort in Baghdad.

And we learn that he leaves behind two children and a wife.

But this is not just the tale of another callous murder – Merrick was killed by a car bomb. A tragic story of a family wrenched apart. This is a story of Posh ‘n’ Becks.

Listen up as the Sun tells us that while Becks trained with Real Madrid, “Merrick would keep an unblinking eye on Brooklyn as he weaved in and out of the players’ Ferraris in the car park on his BMX bike.”

And now the Sun turns to its Madrid-based reporter, one Eric Beauchamp. Says he: “Now David and Victoria have the unenviable task of finding the right way to explain to Brooklyn why his pal isn’t around anymore.”

But at least Posh ‘n’ Becks can take comfort from knowing that the Sun is right there with them. And that Brooklyn never did go to Iraq…



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