David Beckhams Bodyguard gets involved in a punch up with a photographer. The story as reported is below appeared on a few news sites, this particular version was reported on Enews.
After being pursued by paparazzi today in Beverly Hills, the soccer stud confronted a photographer, with a fight breaking out moments later between one of the soccer star’s bodyguards and the shutterbug.
According to an eyewitness, Beckham went up to the car and tried to get the driver to come out. When the driver declined, Beckham’s bodyguard went to the passenger’s side and punches began flying. They started fighting right in the street in front of the police station
Once the bodyguards and the paparazzi started fighting David ran back to the car and he and Victoria drove off…The cops finally came and broke it up.
The Bodyguard should have been calming his principal down, and not making matters worse by assaulting the photographer. The upshot of it all is that the Principal ends up running off with no protection; whilst the bodyguard assists the police with their enquiries. How intelligent is that? The Press were doing their job, clearly the Bodyguard was not.
A few years ago, every newspaper had its own staff of photographers but these days this is not the case. Most of the photographers that you see on the street are freelancers. They sell their photos to the major agencies, which syndicate and then sell the rights of the photographs around the world. This syndication can earn a photographer massive amounts for ‘the’ photo, but the downside of all this is that not many photographers get paid a wage anymore; they are paid only when they take a picture that is worth selling. It follows that these photographers are very eager to get the photograph. This makes them more aggressive when things aren’t going their way, and more determined to take risks and liberties to get the picture. Increasingly, it would seem that when these photographers do earn money they do not spend it on soap! More than once in recent years I have heard the paparazzi pack referred to as ‘the great unwashed’
However much you hate the Paps you cannot assault them. Who is looking after the principal whist you are wrestling the Paps? And besides, the Paps are just too clever at recording the incident. Subsequently its you that will be charged and deservedly so. Assaulting the press is just not or never has been part of the job.