Scores of support

Hannah ThompsonYouGovLabs and UK Public Opinion Website Editor
September 24, 2010, 11:41 PM GMT+0

Many on our panel are behind David Beckham as he seeks damages against the ‘completely untrue’ allegations from prostitute Irma Nici that he paid her for sex, as the topic’s scores continue to improve on the TellYouGov leaderboard.

  • Traffic on the topic ‘David Beckham’ has risen by 37 points to a respectable 68 in the past 24 hours.
  • The sentiment score for this topic has risen by 11 points to a score of 8, suggesting that the allegations of recent days may have helped push the score into positive figures in the past 24 hours.
  • A couple of users, or ‘tyggers’, praised Beckham for holding his ‘head high’ following the allegations in the newspapers and said he was ‘targeted’ by ‘just another cheap tart’.
  • Proving further that this incident has not alienated all Beckham fans, a few tyggers expressed gushing admiration for the footballer, with one calling him ‘the most modest superstar’ and the other exclaiming ‘I just love him!’
  • One tygger said that ‘magazines shouldn’t get away with being able to print false articles’ while another said ‘good for him’ in relation to Beckham taking legal action over the claims.

  • However it was not all positive talk for David, with a few tyggers speculating that Nici is telling the truth, cynically hinting ‘where there’s smoke...[there’s fire]’
  • Another perhaps cruelly asked ‘remember Rebecca Loos? Someone will always tell’, referring to the personal assistant with whom the footballer was accused of sleeping during his stint at Real Madrid in 2004.
  • Three’s a crowd?US Magazine In Touch recently ran a story in which call-girl Irma Nici claimed that the Galaxy footballer had cheated on his wife, former Posh Spice Victoria Beckham, by allegedly hiring her services more than once in 2007. Nici also alleges that Beckham even paid for another prostitute to join in on one of those occasions.The father of three has slammed these claims as ‘completely fantasy’, and is reportedly seeking £5 million in damages as well as wanting to sue magazine publisher, Bauer, for allowing to story to be printed in their publication. He has received full support from his wife.Have your say: The TellYouGov keyword for this topic is 'David Beckham'What is TellYouGov?
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