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David Beckham issues plea to Scotland as citizens vote on independence

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Britain’s Prince William and David Beckham, left, display a a T-shirt signed by them both during the launch of the #WhoseSideAreYouOn campaign, aimed at using the power of sport to combat illegal trade in wildlife products, in central London Monday June 9, 2014. (AP Photo/John Stillwell/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE


David Beckham is aiming to single-handedly keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.

If anyone can do it, it’s probably Becks.

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This Thursday, citizens of Scotland will vote on whether or not they should leave England, Wales and Northern Ireland as part of the UK to become an independent country.

As things stand, the voting seems to be almost 50-50, as British Prime Minister David Cameron urges Scots to vote “No” and remain part of the UK. Beckham followed suit, releasing the following letter to urge Scottish people to remain linked with England.

Read that in full, below, as Beckham does his bit to keep Britain intact.

Dear voters of Scotland,

I have been very fortunate in my career to have fulfilled most of my childhood dreams. However, the achievement that gave me the most pride was to captain and play for my country. I saw that same pride and passion in every Scottish player and fan whenever we played each other, it was a common bond that I have always related to and admired.

Representing the United Kingdom with our Olympic bid I felt that same pride and passion. We worked together to bring the greatest sporting event of them all to our nation and I was thrilled to watch us competing together against the world. I took as much satisfaction in seeing Sir Chris Hoy or Andy Murray win gold as I did watching Jess Ennis and Mo Farah do the same in the Olympic Stadium.

The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, down to you, it is not my intention to tell you what to do. Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on each and every one of us in the United Kingdom.

We want to let you know how very much we value our relationship and friendship. Of course regardless of your decision that will never change, however, my sincere hope is that you will vote to renew our historic bond which has been such a success over the centuries and the envy of the entire world.

What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together.

David Beckham

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