David Beckham: Sir Alex Ferguson made me shave off mohawk in Wembley toilets before Charity Shield clash

GOLDENBALLS says Sir Alex was furious with his new hairdo ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea in 2000 and made him shave it off just an hour before kick off.

David Beckham

DAVID BECKHAM has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson made him shave off his mowhawk hairdo in the Wembley toilets just minutes before there 2000 Charity Shield clash.

And Becks now admits some of his hairdos over the years have been “really bad”.

The former Manchester United and England star infuriated his boss when he pitched up at the home of football with the outrageous cut ahead of the clash with Chelsea in 2000.

Sir Alex was far from impressed and ordered Becks to get the clippers out before the game.

“I was in the dressing room with an hour to go before kick off when Sir Alex Ferguson saw it and made me shave it off,” Beckham recalls.

“I said no at first and then I saw his face change very quickly so I went and shaved it off in the toilet. He was very strict.

“It was the reputation of the club, he wanted all the players to look professional and he felt it wasn’t the right look. We were playing at Wembley too, so he kind of had a point!”

Goldenballs burst onto the scene with his famous curtains but began to change his hairstyle more than his underpants.

“Some of them have been really bad ‘I hadn’t thought them through’,” said Becks in an interview to appear on Friday’s Graham Norton Show.

“The topknot wasn’t too bad but the cornbraids were a bad decision. It was bad timing as well as I was going to South Africa at the time with England and ended up meeting Nelson Mandela so that’s why I regret that one.”