The rocker, who is a fervent animal rights activist, was appalled when he saw photos of the retired soccer ace and his pal Guy Ritchie hunting fowl in the British newspapers over the weekend (15-16Oct16), and took to Twitter to voice his disappointment at Beckham.

The 69-year-old wrote: ''Shooting wildlife for fun is not a good look, should of (sic) stuck to balls... This just made me very sad. Beckham is a hero. But to engage in the most cowardly of 'sports' to me, is... so disappointing."

Beckham and Ritchie have become such good pals the director cast the sportsman in his new King Arthur film, Legend of the Sword.