Beckham's German fury
13:30 13 June 2006
David Beckham has been left fuming after a German newspaper branded his mother a "peasant".
The England football captain is said to be furious after discovering popular tabloid Bild viciously attacked his entire family - including his young children - who are staying in Frankfurt for the World Cup.
Journalists described the England football captain's mother, Sandra, as having the "smile of a peasant" and labelled his sister Joanna "Fat-ham". They added: "She belongs on a beach in Majorca drinking sangria out of buckets and you can count on her to be the first on the table dancing topless."
A friend of David's said: "This attack is way out of order and David is absolutely fuming. His mother and sister are both upset by the rubbish that has been written."
The German paper also attacked David's three young sons and his wife Victoria.
They described Romeo as looking like a girl joking "he should have been called Juliet" and branded the former Spice Girl a "trophy wife".
The onslaught continued: "With England flags on her behind, litres of cola and popcorn under her arms, Popham (as she is nicknamed in Germany) planted herself directly near to her two dwarfs."
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