David Beckham gives Insta account, 72 million followers to Ukrainian doctor


Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer

Retired Jewish, British soccer star David Beckham is doing his part to help inform the world of the plight of the Ukrainian people suffering under the Russian invasion, according to a report by Jewish Business News. Beckham has turned over his own Instagram account and his nearly 72 million followers to a doctor who is the director of the Regional Perinatal Center in Kharkiv.

Kharkiv is located near Ukraine’s border with Russia and suffered mightily from Russia’s military bombardments of the city.

The doctor who now has his Instagram is known only as Irina.


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David Beckham said in an Instagram video, “Today I’m handing over my social channels to Iryna, the Head of the Regional Perinatal Centre in Kharkiv, Ukraine where she is helping mothers give birth. Head over to my stories to learn more about the amazing work Iryna and health workers like her are doing to save lives in Ukraine. Please give what you can to support @UNICEF and people like Iryna using the donation link in my bio.”

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“Thanks to your donations,” said David Beckham. “The oxygen generators they have received are helping newborns survive in appalling conditions.”

The 46 year old David Beckham’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, and he superstar has said, that he thinks of himself as Jewish.