Category: Sports / June 21, 2013 8:55 AM EDT
David Beckham the retired football star needs no introduction, but as he visited a local University soccer team in Shanghai he got more than the usual fan frenzy as fans mobbed the star in a human stampede.
At least seven people were injured trying to get a glimpse of the retired football star including a police officer. The injured were then taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Beckham was gracious toward his fans and the ones that got injured:
"It has been a really interesting day because the warmth that I got shown at the university was really incredible, the love from everybody was really amazing. So I want to thank everyone for the really warm welcome that you showed me. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get out onto the field to train with some of the young students, but hopefully next time. But also I've heard that a few people got injured. One officer, which I want I want to send my love to. I hope you get well soon, speedy recovery, and I hope to see you soon. Thank you again!"
David Beckham is China’s global soccer ambassador, and his role is to bring the Chinese Super League to the world stage and promote the game.
Video Courtesy Of Reuters