David Beckham watches son play at non league club Clevedon Town on Wednesday night, putting his preparations for Inter Miami’s MLS debut on hold.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder paid the £3 admission fee to cheer on his 17-year-old son Romeo from the stands as he played for his school’s under 18s in a friendly in Somerset.
David Beckham it was an absolute pleasure having you watch our U18s tonight. The boys were made over you took the time for a photo. Massive thanks to Millfield for the friendly and all the best guys ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/r6IipSqgjC
— Clevedon Town AFC (@ClevedonTownFC) February 12, 2020
His side ended up losing 5-3 to the young Clevedon side, but he still managed to impress onlookers with his performance, even if he did get himself a booking.
Beckham posed for the team picture with the winning team at the end of the match where he also took the time to speak to Romeo and his teammates before they left the stadium.
— Kylie Pentelow (@kyliepentelow) February 13, 2020
As many heard that he was in town, professional magician Seb Farr also turned up at the ground to take up the once in a lifetime opportunity.
He said: “When I heard he was in Clevedon, I literally just picked up a deck of cards, got in the car and took a chance.
“I waited for an hour for the football match to finish and caught glimpses of him in the crowd.
“I saw him walking out and asked him for two minutes of his time, to which he obliged.
“I felt so nervous performing for someone who is such a global icon, but life is full of risks, right?
“If you don’t take them, you’ll never get the reward.
“He was truly lovely bloke, even went out of his way to comment on my Instagram.
“I did slip him a business card too, so here’s hoping he flies me over to LA to perform at a star-studded party, aye?
“It marked a milestone in my magic career, that’s for sure.”
Another local resident, Nick Wilson, got a selfie with him as he went into the service station kiosk.
Becks filled up at the pumps before going into the kiosk to pay whilst also buying some food.
Nick, a Liverpool fan, said: “I was a little stepped back yes, another customer said hey David can you wait whilst I get my phone.
“I recognised him by the tattoo on the back of his neck.
“I’ve been a fan of his for many years, so was awesome to say hello.
“He is a legend, although I’m a big Liverpool fan.
“The woman behind the till almost fainted when she asked me who it was.”
Fans gave their reaction after seeing David Beckham watches his son play at non league club Clevedon Town…
Did he want your autograph? ?
— Christopher Andrews (@Chinny1969) February 12, 2020
What a fucking man ??
— Ben crewe (@crewey86) February 12, 2020
…he was caught a couple times? Ended up getting himself in the book though?
— Charles Lovell (@Charles1Lovell) February 13, 2020
David Beckham in Clevedon tonight watching Romeo play football!
Probably the most exciting thing that’s happened in this town!
— AdamLuckwell ???? (@starlord_adam) February 12, 2020
Imagine seeing Beckham in Clevedon Tesco ?
— Briana Millett (@brianamillett) February 12, 2020
Can't believe I chose not to come at the last minute!!! ?
— Higgy (@higgy50) February 12, 2020
i leave clevedon for a week and david beckham comes to town. shows how scared of me he is
— Will (@deck_box) February 12, 2020
I just can’t believe me 9 year old crush WAS IN Clevedon tonight and I’m in PLYMOUTH. I love you #davidbeckham
— Nina Davies (@ninadavies58) February 13, 2020