David Beckham calls on Scots to vote 'no' to independence

Beckham enters Scotland independence debate
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Retired footballer David Beckham urges Scots to vote 'no' to independence in a bid to preserve the Union's "historic bond".

Former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham has urged Scots to vote 'no' to independence.

The retired sportsman is hopeful that Scotland's "historic bond" with the Union will be preserved so that athletes will continue to compete together as Great Britain.

In the Let's Stay Together petition, Beckham wrote: "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."

The independence referendum will be voted on this Thursday.

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