Pic: David Beckham defends himself on Instagram after Daily Mail questions his parenting 6 years ago

Pic: David Beckham defends himself on Instagram after Daily Mail questions his parenting

Becks isn't pleased.

Manchester United legend David Beckham has used Instagram to make clear his fury at the Daily Mail after the newspaper printed a picture of his daughter sucking on a soother, alongside the headline 'Why does Harper, four, still use a dummy?'

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The Independent Press Standards Organisation's code of practice specifically states that 'editors must not use the fame, notoriety or position of a parent or guardian as sole justification for publishing details of a child's private life.'

We don't know whether or not Beckham has read this code of practice, but he eloquently put the Mail to rights on Instagram earlier on today.

"Why do people feel they have the right to criticise a parent about their own children without having any facts?", asked the former England captain. "Everybody who has children knows that when they aren't feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best."

You tell 'em, Becks.