Becks appeal makes China president team lose focus | inside World Soccer

David Beckham left the soon-to-be Chinese president without security when his bodyguards became star struck.

Next Chinese president Xi Jinping is presented with jerseys by David Beckham and Magic Johnson
Next Chinese president Xi Jinping is presented with jerseys by David Beckham and Magic Johnson

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The soccer star's fame is so strong that even the next Chinese president Xi Jinping's security guards lost focus when Beckham walked into the room at a high-powered meeting last February.

The chief executive at Beckham's team LA Galaxy, Tim Leiweke, told ESPN: "David is phenomenal. We had a meeting with the soon-to-be president of China.

"He came into a suite with his security guys. These guys don't mess around, they pull guns if someone gets close to him.

"But David Beckham comes walking into the suite and the security guards leave the president, pull their autograph pads out and there is the president, in the middle of the chaos, all on his own because his security are all in line getting pictures with David."


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