David Beckham Jumps The Fence During His Son's Brentford Debut
David Beckham had gone to watch his son Romeo debut for Brentford's second string only to make a strange getaway. During the match, people saw the former player jumping the fence to escape his fans.
Last week, Beckham's middle son, Romeo signed a loan deal with the Londoners from Inter Miami II. When Romeo stepped on the field for the Brentford B match against Erith & Belvedere on Tuesday night, David Beckham was spotted in the stands.
The Inter Miami CF President, who braved the pouring rain to watch his son, was hidden under a hood and a hat. While David was seemingly inconspicuous in the crowd, he ended up surrounded by fans.
At one point, the former England skipper seemingly wasn't keen on dealing with the endless requests for selfies and handshakes from the deluge of fans around him.
People then saw him getting away from the fans by climbing out of the stand. Beckham had hauled himself over a wooden fence and waded through some prickly bushes to escape his mob of fans.
Reportedly, his escape was successful since he wasn’t seen again. While his escape was successful, many of the 554 fans in attendance saw it.
Usually, the Brentford B team attracts 160-odd fans in the far corner of Park View Road in the corner of southeast London. For this London Senior Cup clash, a record-breaking 553 paid £5 to watch the game. Later, after a latecomer got recorded, the total was confirmed as 554.
This getaway is not the first time that David Beckham escaped fans. In November 2022, reports say that David Beckham was forced to flee his £20,000-a-night World Cup hotel suite after fans discovered his location.
While the former player’s getaway was unexpected, the crowd’s attention shifted to the game.
Nearly an hour had gone, and Brentford B trailed 2-1 when Beckham Jr came on for his first competitive game since September. Romeo, unfortunately, did not make the scoresheet, but he did play a key role to help his side to a dramatic 3-2 win against Erith.
When talking about Romeo and his father, Brentford B boss Neil MacFarlane said, “His father was an unbelievable player, with an unbelievable character, who had an unbelievable career. We push the players as they have never been pushed before and he (Romeo) has been incredible and bought into the culture and he should be proud of his debut.”
Romeo had signed with Brentford after impressing the club during a prolonged stint training with them. He will remain with the Bees(Brentford Bs) until the end of the season and is hopeful of catching the eye of manager Thomas Frank.
In one interview, Romeo had plenty of positive things to say about the club. "If you look at Brentford as a club, it’s very positive and it’s a club that is on the rise very quickly,” he said.
After this match, the Brent B team will be playing a Premier League Cup match against the Aston Villa club on Saturday in the Laithwaite Community Stadium.