David Beckham, 48, addressed the well-known buzz reduce he sported in 2000, within the third episode of the brand new Netflix docuseries, Beckham, in response to PEOPLE. The soccer champion, who beforehand had longer blonde hair, revealed what occurred behind the scenes when he determined to cut his locks off and tackle the brand new fashion, which ended up turning into iconic.

“I had a hairdresser at the time called Tyler. I said to him, ‘I’m gonna cut my hair’ and he was like, ‘Are you sure? You really want to do that?,’ ” David defined within the episode.

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David along with his buzz reduce in 2000. (Richard Younger/Shutterstock)

He additional defined that Manchester United Coach Sir Alex Ferguson confronted him in regards to the coiffure change forward of their match towards Leicester Metropolis in March 2000. “And [Alex] said, ‘David take the cap off.’ And I said, ‘No,’” he stated.

“Stubbornness,” Alex additionally recalled. “And then I said, ‘Oh well.’”

David debuted the brand new buzz reduce on the sphere throughout a sport, and it shocked many commentators and viewers. Regardless of the massive highlight it placed on the athlete, he admitted that “attention” wasn’t why he made the change. “I never did it to create attention. I’m not that person,” he stated.

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Victoria and David on the premiere of his Netflix docuseries. (Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock)

The docuseries additionally regarded again on the craze the thrill reduce introduced from David’s followers again within the day. “When David Beckham shaved his head, I honestly thought a member of my family had died. Because my phone went off,” stated James Clarke, a Manchester paparazzi, stated. “The panic in people’s voices that this… We haven’t got it documented yet.”

He went on so as to add that the brand new reduce turned an enormous popular culture second and made a lot of David’s youthful followers need to reduce their hair identical to him. “Actually children, ‘I want to be David Beckham, I want to shave my head. And schools were having to write in, ‘No shaving of heads,’ “ he stated.

David’s spouse, Victoria Beckham, additionally spoke in regards to the memorable second, within the sequence, which provides an in-depth take a look at his life over time. The previous Spice Lady admitted she although that when her husband shaved his head, he began “going from a boy to a man” and it absolutely elevated his confidence. “And it’s only natural that you’ll start flexing your muscles right? And don’t all kids rebel against their parents?,” she stated.