South Africa: Major Historical Figure meets Some Old Man - May 21st 2003
In South Africa, a major historical figure took time in his busy routine to visit an old man in a publicity stunt for the world’s media.
World photographers gathered around, as David Beckham – who has been the recent centre of media attention by sporting a new haircut – met an 84-year-old South African, Nelson Mandela, during his tour in preparation for the football match on Thursday.
David Beckham, who rapidly started gaining historical recognition since kicking an Argentinean in the calves during the 1998 World Cup, has further added to services to mankind by saving men from the danger of interacting with Posh Spice, and was recently voted the 35th Greatest Briton of all time, ahead of historical figures like William Wallace and Charles Dickens.
Nelson Mandela, who was president of South Africa and in prison for a short while, was very grateful to be in the presence of a man of David Beckham’s calibre.
During the press conference David Beckham revealed that his wife Victoria was largely responsible for his new haircut and that he had promised to avoid taking too many headers in the upcoming game in case it damaged it.
In order to ensure that David Beckham was satisfied and would humble the country with his presence again the South African government has promised to fund a large squad of on-pitch hair dressers who will immediately attend to the England skipper’s injuries if it sustains any damage or loss of shine during the game.
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