David Beckham: 'Sir Alex Ferguson made me shave off mohawk in Wembley toilets hours before 2000 Charity Shield'

The incident occurred as the pair's relationship became strained

James Orr
Thursday 26 February 2015 14:25
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David Beckham pictured with his freshly shaven head during the 2000 Charity Shield
David Beckham pictured with his freshly shaven head during the 2000 Charity Shield

David Beckham has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson made him shave his famous mohawk in the Wembley Stadium toilets off just hours before Manchester United's 2000 Charity Shield clash with Chelsea.

"I said no at first and then I saw his face change very quickly so I went and shaved it off in the toilet. He was very strict.

Beckham also made an admission on his memorable hairstyles over the years, calling his cornbraids a "bad decision".

"Some of them have been really bad – I hadn’t thought them through.

"The topknot wasn’t too bad but the cornbraids were a bad decision. It was bad timing as well as I was going to South Africa at the time with England and ended up meeting Nelson Mandela so that’s why I regret that one."

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