Someday My Prince Will…Get Crushed By a Horse, Thereby Ruining That Whole MLS Designated Player ExperimentBy: Laurie | January 28th, 2007
As you’ve probably read by now, David Beckham is Prince Charming. At least as far as Disney is concerned. He recently finished a photo shoot for a Disney ad where he rides a horse. And, according to the video, slays a dragon, too. (I guess he must need the money.)
If I were LA Galaxy Owner Phil Anschutz, though, I’d be beyond pissed at the sight of this photo. (If you’ll remember, Phil is the guy who’s on the hook for probably about $48 million in salary for David Beckham over the next five years in MLS’s first big designated player gamble.)
I’m a former horse person. (Meaning: I haven’t touched a horse in years yet still feel quite comfortable seeing humor in watching Hollywood types trying to pretend they can ride.) And I have to say, this photo and video make my jaw drop. What the hell were these people thinking?!?! Putting a $250 million non-horseman on a high-spirited horse for the sake of Disney photos? This horse is something like six inches from going over backwards and falling on top of our Becks. And when this happens… Well, let’s just say the laws of physics are not your friends.
Beckham obviously has way too much time on his hands in Madrid. Let’s get him over here ASAP so he can get back on the field and out of danger, okay?
And Prince David? Let’s try slaying those dragons on foot next time, shall we?