VNNIE JONES NOT AWE-STRUCK BY BECKHAM’S ARRIVAL: Former soccer player-turned-actor Vinnie Jones isn’t too impressed with David Beckham’s U.S. invasion:
JANET CHARLTON’S HOLLYWOOD notes that when asked about Becks’ big arrival in America, Jones responded, “Well, he’s only coming to look after Posh’s handbag, isn’t he?”
The scandalous striker made a name for himself in the English Premier League during the ’80s & ’90s for his tough tactics. He’s best known for an on-field incident where he grabbed the googlies of an opposing player - a shot that the Wimbledon football club wanted to memorialize with a statue out in front of their new stadium.
But Jones has parlayed his rough-playing days into rough-playing screen roles, appearing in scintilating cinema as “Snatch”, “Swordfish”, “X-Men: The Last Stand”, and the coup de grace, “Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties”.
But after his unkind words to David, don’t expect Vinnie to pad his SAG resume with any appearances on wifey Victoria’s reality show.
Oh, wait. Looks like he doesn’t have to worry about that happening, after all.