Excitement quickly turned to panic at Shanghai Tongji University as things got a bit out of hand when a swarm of overly eager fans tried catch a glimpse of David Beckham!
The retired soccer star has been touring around China recently in hopes of promoting the Chinese Super League, and he decided to stop by to meet with the university's team.
Hundreds of students and fans alike showed up for the event, and chaos ensued as soon as Beckham hit the scene! With nothing standing in their way but a few security guards, people rushed to get up close and personal with the former footballer resulting in an all-out stampede!
Several people were injured in the middle of the madness, including two students, three police officers, and two security guards, which prompted for the cancellation of the event.
Somehow, Becks totally managed to keep his cool despite all of the craziness and miraculously came out completely unharmed!
We hope that everyone who was injured makes a speedy recovery, and maybe next time they'll consider investing in some better security!
Ch-ch-check out the hectic scene …AFTER THE JUMP!!! (Note: Autoplay!)
[Image via CHINATOPIX/AP Images.]
Tags: china, chinese super league, david beckham, fans, injury, scary!, shanghai, shanghai tongji university, soccer, stampede