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Guy Ritchie Sticks Up for David Beckham as He’s Slain on Social Media for ‘King Arthur’ Role

”He is a fabulous actor and a real pleasure to be with,“ director says, as movie battles bad reviews and actor assassination

Don’t worry David Beckham, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” director Guy Ritchie has your back at least.

The British filmmaker came to the defense of his soccer player-turned-actor after he’d been mocked on social media for his terrible acting in the action-adventure film.

“He is a fabulous actor and a real pleasure to be with,” Ritchie said of Beckham, who’s character Trigger is described as a “Cockney knight,” according to Sky News.

While the film starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law doesn’t hit theaters until Friday, a taste of Beckham’s acting teased in the trailer has already been viciously attacked on social media.

“Just watched the Beckham clip in King Arthur. Literally had to cover my eyes was so cringe,” one Twitter user wrote.

“Not sure if Posh should dust off the Oscars dress just yet after seeing King Arthur trailer,” another said, referring to the former Manchester United star player’s wife, Spice Girl singer Victoria Beckham.

It was a pleasure to work with the @kingarthurmovie team on such an amazing film #KingArthur

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Ritchie went on to say that he doesn’t know if a movie career beckons for the professional football player, England captain, model, businessman and spokesperson, “one step at a time,” he said.

Beckham’s future as an actor following his 13 lines in the film is the least of Ritchie’s worries this week, after “King Arthur” has suffered a slew of bad reviews and received a soggy 24 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Another simply asked “is this a joke?” If so, no one is laughing.

Watch video of Beck’s in action above and read some of the negative tweets below.