David Beckham Lacks Basic Math Skills

February 27th, 2006 // 16 Comments

I know what you’re saying, “two David Beckham items in one day!” I couldn’t resist posting this one either. We all know that David Beckham isn’t the brightest brightest lit bulb, but come on, having problems with his six-year-old son’s maths homework?

The England captain and Real Madrid midfielder was forced to call on his wife Victoria, a former member of the Spice Girls pop group, to help their son Brooklyn with a school assignment because the footballer found the sums too difficult.

“Their homework is so hard these days,” Beckham, 30, said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday. “It’s totally done differently to what I was teached when I was at school, and you know I was like ‘Oh my God, I can’t do this’.”

Said after failing in mathematics he offered to read a book with Brooklyn instead.

Well, at least he can read. Is anyone up for giving David a few tutoring lessons?

Beckham baffled by son’s homework [Reuters]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. biscuit

    “Teached”? Obviously he can’t read, either! (And no, I don’t think that’s the British usage.)

  2. Lara

    Haha, I was about to remark on the same..

    Really something to brag about by the way.. I’d keep this kind of information to myself to be honest.

  3. Girly Girl

    I don’t particularly care of he’s had a lobotomy; the man is H-O-T.

    Note to self: direct all math problems to the dorky math nerd. Direct all wildly lewd and inappropriate sexual fantasies to the illiterate piece of ass in photograph above…

  4. This is first grade math. They don’t even do multiplication in first grade. That’s ridiculous that he can’t help his son, and it’s even more ridiculous that he admitted it!

  5. Stevie Wonder Boy

    Just shut up, strip to your Calvins, and pose already.

  6. netty

    Heelllooo-Nice pose David!!

  7. Small Fry

    Nobody said it took a great edumacation to screw my brains out! I don’t care if he can’t add 2+2. If he can take his pants off that’s smart enough for me. ;)

  8. Anna

    Au contraire. This ain’t your grandma’s first grade math no more. They do multiplication tables now (1-10), Roman numerals, and 2-3 digit addition and subtraction in three different ways: with regrouping, without regrouping and the short method. As far as I can recall, we were only taught the short method. Hence, I too had to go running to the teacher when my daughter entered grade I, needing some Math enlightenment. I don’t know why they have to make it harder for the kids when the version we learned is still the fastest and easiest way to go. But David, honey, it’s “taught.”

  9. Sarita

    Yes! Sign me up please!!!!!!!!!

  10. Svahnna

    Quite frankly, studly and stupid is OK in my book. Luckily, his wife doesn’t read books.

  11. Steph

    “differently to”? “teached”? Wow. He’s so HOT…How unfortunate that he’s an idiot. Sigh. My dreams have been crushed. :(

  12. marnier

    “teached”? he has grammar issues too

  13. Lisa

    I find it more disturbing that he had to call Victoria for help.

  14. ShoeSlut

    Hey, Lisa — my words exactly!

  15. me

    oh david, all beauty and shit for brains, but thinkin of it really!! i would rather keep it that way than have it the other way round lol

  16. Unfair

    After reading everyone’s comments about David Beckham, I was extremely frusterated, and find it completely rude to make fun of him. (Whether he is famous or not). It’s funny how people can so easily make fun of other people, because they find certain subjects or things difficult but everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.What if that was one of yours? So next time you go and make fun of someone, stop to think at what you are about to say.
    You make yourself look extremely bad saying such things, but then again you probably could careless.

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