David Beckham Reveals the Reason for His New Furry Look

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(R) Soccer player David Beckham attends the season opening game at Staples Center between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Getty Images)more pics »No, David Beckham isn't growing a beard because he's preparing for winter, or because his soccer team is in the play-offs. The real reason, he's said, is because Halloween's just around the corner. Duh. The soccer player wants to dress up as the mutant Marvel superhero Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman in the X-Men films, for the spooky holiday.

David Beckham is going to be Wolverine for Halloween. The 34-year-old soccer player, who has sons Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, 7, and 4-year-old Cruz with his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, said: “Halloween is coming up and I was thinking of Wolverine from X-Men. It’s not some play-off ritual. I’m just lazy and can’t be bothered to shave. And everybody keeps telling me to cut it and I’m stubborn.”

While David is proud of his beard, he recently topped a poll for having the worst facial hair in showbiz. Siobhan McDermott, head buyer of feelunique.com, who commissioned the poll, said: "Bad facial hair can be disastrous for even the best looking men.”

Although David's facial growth has been met with disapproval, he has received support from the Beard Liberation Front. The group's organizer Keith Flett said: "He's got a retro beard, if you look at it, it's almost like mutton chops. It's the kind of stuff soccer players had in the '70s. It's an interesting choice because he could have gone for the designer style beard that is trendy and fashionable."

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