Since the news of Jonathan Martin’s hazing by his teammates broke, we’ve heard and seen some strange hazing rituals that various teams have done to their freshman and rookies. The latest to surface is what happened to David Beckham when he was first starting out according to TMZ, and I have to say that it is beyond peculiar.
In a new documentary called “The Class of 92” about the soccer stars of England in the 90’s, Beckham describes that in 1991 when he was just 16 his teammates forced him to masturbate in front of them to a photo of Clayton Blackmore, who was a famous Welsh soccer player.
“Everyone has an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones. 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!”
I know locker rooms are testosterone filled, but this this latest hazing ritual borderlines on sexual abuse.