English soccer icon David Beckham claims he was made to masturbate in front of teammates in a raunchy hazing episode in 1991, when he was a youth player at Manchester United.
Beckham – nicknamed Goldenballs by his wife, Victoria – details the bizarre moment in “The Class of ’92,” a documentary covering one of England’s top young footballing generations.
Sixteen at the time, Beckham claims he was pressured to pleasure himself in front of teammates while staring at a picture of Clayton Blackmore, a Welsh defender who played for United in the early 1990s, according to TMZ.
"Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones,” Beckham says, according to the report.
"I was embarrassed when I was saying it on camera let alone talking about it more. But it’s something that we all had to go through. It was definitely something I wouldn’t like to go through again!"
Beckham retired from soccer earlier this year after two decades as a professional, competing for Manchester United, Real Madrid, the L.A. Galaxy, A.C. Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
Rumours continue to swirl he's lining up a bid to purchase an MLS franchise in Miami in the coming years.