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David Beckham, Harper, Anna Wintour

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson-Taken at a Public Event

David Beckham is one protective parent, so when it comes to his children no one should mess around.

The Daily Mail must have missed that memo, as the tabloid posted a story Monday criticizing his and wife Victoria Beckham's parenting skills because their 4-year-old daughter, Harper, was recently spotted using a pacifier.

The article claims that Harper could suffer from "speech or dental issues" down the line.

So her soccer star dad took to Instagram to not only clarify why his daughter had the binky in her mouth, but also to slam the publication for even questioning him as a father.

The soccer star posted a screengrab of the article and wrote a lengthy caption about why the Mail acted inappropriately. "Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts ?? Everybody who has children knows that when they aren't feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best," he posted with the picture. "Most of the time it's a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people's children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent ..."

The athletic stud, who also has three other children with the Spice Girlsalum, has always been a doting father. Just recently he paid tribute to Harper by getting another tattoo in her honor, adding the words "pretty lady" above the tat of his daughter's name near his neck.

"Hey Pretty Lady....," the father of four captioned the pic. "Just adding to the collection of tattoos that mean so much to me..."

Beckham's other children, Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 10, and his wife also have inky real estate on his body. But whether he's teaching his little girl how to play soccer or taking her to see Minions, the sexy H&M model is one heck of a dad.