Eilis O'Hanlon: Old misery-guts Mozza has every right to be mean
Published 13/01/2013 | 05:00
The good news for the royal family is that Morrissey appears to have found another couple he despises almost as much as he does the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Last year, the 53-year-old former Smiths frontman barely let up on the young newlyweds, wearing "We Hate William & Kate" T-shirts during gigs in Paris, and even blaming the pregnant Kate for the tragic suicide of a nurse following a prank call from an Australian radio station. Now he's turned his ire on David and Victoria Beckham, whom, Mozza declares, should be "dragged to the edge of the village and flogged because they are insufferable to anyone of intelligence". Presumably in the same way that Morrissey's music since he left The Smiths has been insufferable to anyone with ears.
Of course he's wrong about the "Peckhams", as he insists on calling them. (See what he did there? Oh, how our sides are splitting.) David Beckham has received more abuse than any other footballer of his generation; his response was to mature into a generous, tolerant and inclusive fellow who is a credit to his profession. Victoria, not so much. But they come as a package, so we'll have to put up with her.