Obama pokes fun at 'old' Beckham

Obama pokes fun at 'old' Beckham

US President Barack Obama poked fun at David Beckham during a function at the White House saying the soccer star was a “rare man” who could balance a long football career with producing his own underwear line.

Obama had welcomed the LA Galaxy on Tuesday to congratulate the team on its 2011 Major League Soccer Cup Championship win. During the meeting Obama also took a swipe at Beckham’s age as he turned to the 37-year-old and said: “I have to say I gave Beckham a hard time, and told him half the team could be his kids.”

But Obama conceded that the footballer was “holding up better than me.” Obama further said that Beckham was “a rare man that can do all that (win the championship) and have his own line of underwear”. Beckham grinned with embarrassment as his team mates burst into laughter.

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