He’s an international football superstar but David Beckham says when it comes to watching sport, he prefers rugby over the game which made him famous.

The former England captain and Manchester United midfielder told The Times he enjoyed watching this year’s Rugby World Cup more than he ever enjoyed watching a football game.

Becks told the British publication, “I love rugby – I love watching it and I love the whole thing. I have enjoyed going to Twickenham more than I have enjoyed watching football.”


Unlike football, rugby matches were an example of “people sitting together with no nastiness”, he said.

The 40-year-old said as a child he “felt uneasy” watching a live game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

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