David Beckham, 48, addressed the well-known buzz minimize he sported in 2000, within the third episode of the brand new Netflix docuseries, Beckham, in line with PEOPLE. The soccer champion, who beforehand had longer blonde hair, revealed what occurred behind the scenes when he determined to cut his locks off and tackle the brand new model, which ended up turning into iconic.
“I had a hairdresser on the time known as Tyler. I mentioned to him, ‘I’m gonna minimize my hair’ and he was like, ‘Are you certain? You actually need to do this?,’ ” David defined within the episode.
He additional defined that Manchester United Coach Sir Alex Ferguson confronted him concerning the coiffure change forward of their match towards Leicester Metropolis in March 2000. “And [Alex] mentioned, ‘David take the cap off.’ And I mentioned, ‘No,’” he mentioned.
“Stubbornness,” Alex additionally recalled. “After which I mentioned, ‘Oh nicely.’”
David debuted the brand new buzz minimize on the sphere throughout a sport, and it shocked many commentators and viewers. Regardless of the large highlight it placed on the athlete, he admitted that “consideration” wasn’t why he made the change. “I by no means did it to create consideration. I’m not that individual,” he mentioned.
The docuseries additionally appeared again on the craze the thrill minimize introduced from David’s followers again within the day. “When David Beckham shaved his head, I actually thought a member of my household had died. As a result of my cellphone went off,” mentioned James Clarke, a Manchester paparazzi, mentioned. “The panic in folks’s voices that this… We haven’t bought it documented but.”
He went on so as to add that the brand new minimize grew to become an enormous popular culture second and made a lot of David’s youthful followers need to minimize their hair identical to him. “Actually youngsters, ‘I need to be David Beckham, I need to shave my head. And faculties have been having to jot down in, ‘No shaving of heads,’ “ he mentioned.
David’s spouse, Victoria Beckham, additionally spoke concerning the memorable second, within the sequence, which provides an in-depth take a look at his life over time. The previous Spice Lady admitted she although that when her husband shaved his head, he began “going from a boy to a person” and it certainly elevated his confidence. “And it’s solely pure that you simply’ll begin flexing your muscle mass proper? And don’t all youngsters insurgent towards their dad and mom?,” she mentioned.