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Beckham Speaks

by | 15th, September 2003

‘WONDERFUL news from the Times, which reports that Sven Goran Eriksson and Nancy Dell’Olio are planning to emulate John Lennon and Yoko Ono in a campaign for world peace.

The international language

How so? By staying in bed for a week without washing, and recording a protest single in their boudoir? Of course not – that’s so twentieth century.

Instead, the charity Truce International will use the “language of football as the inspiration to stop fighting”.

Some might say that this is a somewhat unlikely ambition, given football’s tendency to stir up animosity rather than generating good vibrations.

But that would be to ignore the potentially world-changing powers of Sven’s captain, David Beckham.

Beckham’s statement (taken from All We Are Saying… A Peace Documentary) are as follows: “I think my advice to any children out there looking for world peace is you’ve got to enjoy life, be happy, and if football or sport is going to make that difference then, you know, go for it.”

Amen to that.’

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