June 5, 2012

David Beckham and son Brooklyn join crowd as LA Kings win game

Footballer watching hockey: Soccer star David Beckham and his 13-year-old son Brooklyn did some father-son bonding at a LA Kings game tonight at the Staples Center

Two days ago, he was graced with a standing ovation at the Wembley while collecting his award for playing over 100 international football games.

But tonight soccer star David Beckham and his 13-year-old son Brooklyn did some good old-fashioned father-son bonding, watching the LA Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 in game three of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals at the Staples Center.

Holding a souvenir LA Kings jersey, the 37-year-old sex symbol showed off his tattooed biceps in a simple black polo shirt while finding his seats in the crowded stadium with Brooklyn, who kept warm in a grey jumper.

On July 1, the Los Angeles Galaxy star will find out whether or not he will be included in the British Olympic soccer team.

The nation hasn't qualified for the Olympics since 1960, but since Great Britain is the host nation they receive an automatic bid.

According to the rules, a soccer team can only have three players older than 23, and Beckham is hoping for one of those coveted spots.

'I would love to be on the Olympic team,’ Beckham told NBC’s Meredith Vieira on the Today show.

'I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved in my career so far. I’ve obviously played for the national team for quite a few years, and now I want to represent the G.B. team in the Olympics.’

Beckham said he ignores critics who say that he would only get picked because of his celebrity status.

He revealed: 'I don't really take too much interest in those kinds of comments. But I have said that I felt that those comments are disrespectful, because I've had kind of a successful career with what I do.' 

Just two days ago Beckham received a standing ovation at Wembley Football Stadium in London after he collected an award for playing over 100 international football games

Not seen at the LA Kings game was his wife of 12 years, Victoria Beckham, sons Romeo and Cruz, and new baby Harper. 

He joked during the Today interview that he can't afford to retire because he has to keep his baby daughter in designer clothes.

The 37-year-old star - who is worth around £160million - said he would like to work less but 11-month-old Harper has the same expensive tastes as mother Victoria Beckham.

'[I'm] totally [wrapped around her finger]. The moment she was born, I think me and the boys, we were all done., he said.

'Her wardrobe is unbelievable. It's amazing. I think that's why I have to keep playing!'

The wealthy footballer recently re-signed with LA Galaxy for two years, but took a 40 per cent pay cut to just over £2.5million a year.

Also enjoying father-son bonding at tonight's hockey game was funnyman Will Ferrell and his 13-year-old son Magnus.

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