David Beckham 'disgusted' by summer riots

Monday October 3, 2011

David Beckham has spoken out about the riots this summer across England, saying they made him feel "physically sick".

He told the Wall Street Journal that he felt what had happened was "disgusting".

The LA Galaxy footballer, who grew up in East London, spoke of how he felt there has been many changes in culture since he lived there.

"When I was a kid growing up I respected elders, I respected the law. If I was on a bus and an elderly lady got on, I would stand up and let her sit down. That doesn't happen these days.

"The problem is, there is a minority of youth today in England who are not scared of authority. If they steal something, they are not worried about the consequences.

"We've got the Olympics next year and these pictures are being seen all around the world. It makes me feel physically sick."

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