December 21st, 2010
Sporty Personalities: Beckham, Fabregas & Walcott
Look how they’re all studiously avoiding a glimpse of his hair! It’s not just us, y’know…
Outside of the UK, it’s a little known fact that British people are prohibited from commencing their celebration of the festive period until the winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year has been announced.
Fortunately, the awards ceremony (featuring the cream of the country’s sporting talent) took place on Sunday evening, and the nation can breathe a sigh of relief . It’s time to indulge in any faintly amusing habits of wrestling over last minute gift ideas in Poundland and/or crashing into each others ill-equipped vehicles in two inches of snow.
Why on earth would this be of interest to a bunch of hormonal miscreants like us, you ask? Well, aside from the Sports Personality Award itself, a number of other awards are up for grabs at the ceremony. This year, a Mr David Beckham was in attendance with wife Victoria and sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz (top) to collect a Lifetime Achievement award, honouring his contribution to sport over the course of his career to date.
Great mate and 2009 Sports Personality Award winner Ryan Giggs (pictured with his award at last year’s ceremony, left) and Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton were on hand to celebrate with D-Becks, but it’s the semi-blub when thanking his wife and kidlings that we wuvved the most. (Image via WAATP)
Also putting in a shift were Arsenal boys Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott (left). Cesc had a busy evening, first appearing onstage to discuss the Spanish NT’s achievements (above), then joining cricketer Andrew Flintoff to hand over the Sports Personality of the Year 2010 to jockey AP McCoy. Theo also had award giving; his role to look a bit lost while former boxer Joe Calzaghe presented golfer Colin Montgomerie with the ‘Coach of the Year’ award. (Image via ontd_football)
The other runners and riders at this year’s awards are listed here.