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David Beckham has revealed how he lashed out at Sir Alex Ferguson during their infamous dressing room kicking incident.
Beckham is set to be the focus of a new four-part Netflix documentary which will highlight the former England star’s career, on and off the pitch.
In a segment of the new ‘BECKHAM’ trailer, the ex-Manchester United star appeared to lift the lid on the 2003 incident.
20 years ago, Beckham had to be stitched above his left eye after Ferguson inadvertently hit him with a stray boot in the Manchester United dressing room following the Red Devils’ FA Cup fifth round exit against Arsenal.
During the incident’s brief moment in the trailer, Beckham mimes the moment he realizes he’s been hit in the head, saying, “And then I’m gone like that” as his hand moves away from his face.
David Beckham has revealed how he lashed out at Sir Alex Ferguson after their infamous dressing room kicking incident in 2003.
Beckham was left with a bandage over his eye after being caught by his boss’s flying boot
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He then suddenly gets up from his seat in one quick movement, saying: “And then I left like that! “.
The producer asks: “Did you go after him?” In response, Beckham nods and says, “Yeah.”
Although Ferguson is known for giving players his famous hairdryer during team talks, it later emerged he was aiming for a pile of clothes on the floor of the Old Trafford dressing room.
Reflecting on the 2017 incident, Beckham said: “I had made a few mistakes during the match and he came into the dressing room and we had a few words.
“He started walking towards me and threw a pile of clothes on the floor. This boot came out and it hit me, then I realized how accurate it was!’.
During the trailer, the ex-Galactico spoke about one of the most controversial moments of his career; this red card against Argentina.
During the Netflix trailer, Beckham acts as he realizes he’s been hit by a boot.
Ferguson and Beckham pictured as former England star signed for Manchester United
At the 1998 World Cup, Beckham was sent off for kicking the back of Diego Simeone’s leg with his heel during England’s round of 16 defeat.
And in the new documentary, the 48-year-old revealed that following the incident he wasn’t “eating” or “sleeping”.
“I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it, just because I can’t,” Beckham said. “I wasn’t eating. I wasn’t sleeping. It cost me a life I never knew myself.
The streaming giants’ new release, titled “BECKHAM”, will be a four-part series and will land on their platform on October 4.