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Mic Wright’s Remotely Famous About Football Telly: Beckham On A Bike Versus Berks In Their Bedrooms

by | 14th, June 2014

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Famous: Beckham on a bike versus berks in their bedrooms

FOOTBALL. Football. Football. Adrian Chiles trying to be funny. Football. Football. Football. Gary Lineker marshalling his panel of experts like a sedated zookeeper at the world’s most boring chimps’ tea party. Football. Football. Football. Betting ads. Football.

There’s your all-purpose review of the next month’s worth of television as the rest of the schedule is buried beneath the sheer weight of balls being bashed our way from Brazil. We’ll get every spit, cough and fart from the England camp until our inglorious departure from the tournament and reporters will continue to be baffled as to why the residence of Brazil’s shanty towns aren’t entirely delighted about millions of pounds being spent on facilities they’ll never benefit from.

The disparity between the lives of the players on the pitch and the people in the favelas was quietly flagged by up during David Beckham: Into The Unknown . While the documentary reinforced the impression that Beckham is a fundamentally nice bloke, his veneration of “the simple life” was undercut by the realisation that the tribe he visited lost nearly 20% of their population to measles when a new road opened.
Back home, Victoria Beckham’s biggest worry was that David’s hair would go haywire in the humidity. Luckily judicious use of styling products and hats kept that horrific threat at bay. And when it seemed like Beckham might be anywhere near danger, Raj, the health and safety advisor, was there to warn him against it. With a significant entourage

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