farewell, sweet prince

Are England going to lose David Beckham to America?

Goldenballs plans to become a U.S. citizen  :(


You might say we already have, but Becks is looking to make it OFFICIAL. *runs off in tears*

It appears Goldenballs is having such a swell time winding up masseurs and dropping his shorts that he wants to stay in the US of A… forever.

Becks told the LA Times:

I hope so, one day. [US citizenship] would be nice.

Our boys go to school here. They’re happy here. As long as they continue to be happy here, my wife’s happy here, then we plan on staying.

What about US, David? WE’RE not happy here.

Still, the 35-year-old was sure to make clear he hadn’t completely turned his back on Her Maj, adding:

I’m English born and bred and that’s the way I’ll always be. I’m an Englishman, you know.

*salutes framed picture of that Greece free-kick*

4 responses so far
  • Dan // November 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    LOL I want a framed picture of that Greece free-kick! I’d salute everyday!!

  • John Swaine // November 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    No reason financially to take citizenship.

    Beckham no doubt has considerable overseas income and being taxed on that would be pretty savage.

    A Green Card would probably suit him just fine :)

  • em k // November 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Green Card=Permanent Resident Alien=tax tax tax, on both US and worldwide income…ouch!

    Clearly this is all a ploy to get into the shorter immigration queues! :P

  • douchette // November 21, 2010 at 12:51 am

    it still will take him years to get it as neither his wife nor himself were born there or have family ties to the country. money isn’t everything when it comes to US citizenship.

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