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In the immortal words of The Spice Girls, Michael Caine is telling David Beckham and his wife what he wants, what he really, really wants.

The respected British actor wants England to wait awhile before it awards the soccer star with knighthood.

Beckham is rumored to be in the running for a mention in the new year’s honors list for his services to the sport and various charities, but Caine thinks it’s a bit too soon.

David and Victoria Beckham at the Royal Wedding
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“I’ve been Sir Michael for about 5 or 6 years now. [David] seems a bit young to me, I wasn’t a Sir until I was 66! Sean [Connery] was 68 when he got his. Roger [Moore] was 75. How old is David? – About 30? He could at least wait until he was 33 or 34. Get a bit mature,” he said.

It’s hard to argue with that. But the disdain Caine expressed toward Victoria Beckham was flat out mean:

“She just goes along for the ride.”

That’s really not true, Sir Michael. She also wears shirts that accentuate her boobs. Nevertheless, you’re entitled to your opinion.

Now let us express ours: don’t ever go along for a ride with Lindsay Lohan. That firecrotch queen can’t drive at all.