Soccer great David Beckham said, as part of a hazing ritual, he was forced by his older teammates to masturbate in front of them while staring at a photo of another male soccer player.
The incident, he says, happened when he was a 16-year-old phenom for Manchester United in 1991.
“Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones,” Beckham reportedly says in a documentary, The Class of 92, about an “iconic generation of soccer stars” in England during the 1990s. “I was embarrassed when I was saying it on camera let alone talking about it more. But it’s something that we all had to go through. It was definitely something I wouldn’t like to go through again!”
Beckham reportedly was forced to stare at a calendar picture of Clayton Blackmore, a famous Welsh male soccer player who had played with Manchester United.
“The fact that I had to look at Clayton Blackmore’s calendar and do certain things, while looking at Clayton Blackmore – I mean, it was embarrassing to talk about,” Beckham said.