spice boy 23! *arf* but why?

[via missie w]
it sucks ass! slimy popstar/football player david beckham chooses 23 to play for the ichos de puta of madrid. 23 just so happens to be my favorite number and yeah, it has been quite a busy number in football lately: marc vivien foe, the cameroon midfielder, who died last week while playing a game, was a 23 in his last club man city.
but beckham a 23? it does suck!
how dare he?

i found this attempt at finding an answer at the guardian online. quite funny [it’s 10.!]:
Why did Becks choose 23? guardian unlimited. wednesday July 2, 2003
1.) NBA legend Michael Jordan – one of Beckham’s sporting heroes – wore the No23 while at the Chicago Bulls.

2.) In the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the 23rd path is associated with the Hanged Man Tarot Card – a reference to how Beckham was treated by Sir Alex Ferguson, perhaps?

3.) In the I Ching Hexagram 23 means “Break Apart”. Insert your own Manchester United reference here …

4.) Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want …” By far the most requested hymn at funerals.

5.) Is there a mathematical link? 23 is the first prime number in which both digits are prime numbers and add up to another prime number.

6.) Perhaps there’s some new age link? The human biorhythm cycle is, apparently, 23 days.

7.) The 23rd axiom of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of scientology, is: “All thought is concerned with motion.”

8.) David and Victoria Beckham = 23 letters
Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham = 23 letters
Manchester Utd Real Madrid = 23 letters. Yes.

9.) Is Beckham a literature fan? William Butler Yeats won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923.

10.) Or simply, after offered the choice between No4 and No23 – the only numbers at the club which were free – Beckham choose the later.

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