Which is a good thing — we don't mean that David Beckham went over to China to tour around kicking people in the testicles. That'd be awful!
David arrived in Beijing yesterday, and whole-heartedly accepted the role as “soccer ambassador to China.” He'll be doing a lot, too: from appearing at league matches to local sports clubs, he'll be promoting soccer and all of its benefits to the nation's youth!
Here's what he said:
"I am helping in the education for young kids and young aspiring footballers. It's as simple as that. I am not here to clear up anything. I am here to educate the children and give them a chance of becoming professional footballers."
Is it just us, or does that feel like a 'hey guys, I'm not Dennis Rodman' type of a comment?? Ha!
Apparently the popularity of soccer in China is slim at best, so even if David is suuuuupa famous, he's going to have to work hard. Less than 100,000 of China’s 1.3 billion population are said to play soccer!
Even though David's first visit is only going to be for four days, he'll still be hitting Beijing, Qingdao and Wuhan!
Good luck, David!
[Image via AP Images.]
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