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Swing Him Like Beckham

4/11/2009 3:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taking a page from the Joan Crawford School of Babysitting, David Beckham swung one of his sons around like a rag doll on Thursday.

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AM    

I told you, NO MORE WIRE HANGERS. kidding...

1961 days ago
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AO    

That is a very dangerous thing to do! Swinging kids and throwing them up and done can cause silent brain injuries and bleeds!

1961 days ago
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healthcareprofessional    

That essentially has the same impact on a child's brain as Shaken Baby Syndrome. I think a little more education to this daddy would be nice..

1961 days ago
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StopWhining    

Gee, more typical TMZ comment whining. What a shock. "Whaaaa... him and his kids are having fun and he's doing something that millions of good parents do all the time... swinging his kid around him. Whaaa."

1961 days ago
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MH    

Wow are you serious first of all the kid is a bit too big for shaken baby syndrom although it can happen up to 5 years old its highly unlikely through playing in this nature unless blunt trauma happens. The way people cry about this crap is stupid get a life.

1961 days ago
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Jitesh Patel    

HEY REGUARDLESS IF THE CHILD IS A FEW YEARS OR A CUTE LITTLE INFANT BABY THATS HELLA DANGEROUS IF YOU SWING HIM OR HER HARD ENOUGH TO IMPACT AGIANST THE GROUND IT CAN CAUSE INJURY THATS RATHER STUPID OF ANY HUMAN BEING WITH COMMON SENCE

1960 days ago
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Jane    

you should not swing children by their feet. All the blood rushes to the head. Why not use the hands for a short swing. Pretty irresponsible of this man.

1960 days ago
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Nikki M    

You people mentioning Shaken Baby Syndrome are morons. It can happen if you throw around a 5 month old in this manner, NOT a 5 year old. Every child I know, and did know growing up, plays(ed) this game. Parents grab your feet and swing you around for about 10 seconds at a time. (Not like it's 10 minutes..now 10 min straight of that could cause an adult to have problems). But it's 10 seconds. Then you are put down. It's fun. And I'm sure Little Beckham there is having a blast.

Clearly only I, and 2 other people who have commented so far, are intelligent enough to separate the situations of playing a game which will NOT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE, and abusing your children.
I hate uneducated people so much.

1960 days ago
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Nikki M    

Those other commenters (the ones who think this is wrong) I hope they never have children. They'll be those over protective parents who don't even let you have fun in the house. The kids have padded rooms and can't colour a picture because they might eat the crayon and get lead poisoning (because this is clearly how out of date their health information is lol). I feel so sorry for parents who live in fear and won't let their kids be kids. It's one thing to protect them from harm and keep them safe, it's another thing to not let them do ANYTHING except sit in front of the TV and rot their brains. But "safe" parents are always just "lazy" parents who want an excuse for their laziness so they call it "protecting" the children. Their kids will grow up to be lard-@ sses who never do anything except play vids and watch tv.

1960 days ago
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amy    

I am shocked that he would do that although I am sure he thought it was safe but my nephew suffered a broken neck and died from this exact same thing...Shame on you!!!

1960 days ago
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agree    

Good grief everyone, your children are sooo lucky you never had fun with them.

1960 days ago
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jan    

OMG people, Dad's have been rough housing with there little boys for hundreds of years... Kids always fall & bump there heads or fall off of some swing at recess. The man is just having fun & so is the little boy.. Memories he will always treasure.... The Beckhams are very good parents so MYOB!!!!!

1960 days ago
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Blingady    

THE DUDE IS JUST PLAYING WITH HIS KIDS PEOPLE SO STFU!!! WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN DAMN KIDZ AND LET THE MAN DO WHAT HE DO

1960 days ago
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Cammie    

What an ignorant parent as that child's neck could be broken if dropped. Neither Beckham nor his plastic wife deserve the notoriety nor money in endorsements they receive from manufacturers. Worse, however, one can only imagine how these boys will turn out when they reach their teenage years. I lost respect for Katie Holmes when I saw she became BFF with the ridiculous mother of these boys.

1960 days ago
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Lauri    

Money doesn't equal common sense! This idiot doesn't know the neck cannot support the head with this type of violent swinging.

1960 days ago
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