David Beckham’s children thought he was ‘too old’ for trainers

David Beckham’s children thought he was ‘too old’ for trainers


David Beckham’s kids told him he’s “a bit old” to wear trainers.

The 45-year-old retired footballer – who has Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, and Harper, nine, with wife Victoria Beckham – admitted his brood aren’t always impressed by his fashion choices and suggested he should go more formal with his footwear.

He said: “I’ve got a 22 year old, an 18 year old, a 16 year old and a nine-year-old daughter.

“I put on a pair of trainers the other day, and they were like, ‘Really dad? Do you not think you’re a bit old for those?’ I was like, ‘No!’.”

But David was able to change his children’s minds by showing them some photos of his more outlandish styles.

He added: “Then I showed them 20 different pictures of me wearing other stuff and they were like, ‘OK, maybe you can’.”

The former sportsman was subjected to ridicule when he famously wore a black sarong in 1998 and he revealed the garment was one of three which he still owns.

He said: “I thought, ‘I can pull that off’. So I got one in red, blue and black.”

David and Victoria want their children to feel free to make their own fashion choices – even if it does make them “feel old” to see how they want to express themselves.

Speaking at the Digital MIPTV conference, he said: “Nobody was turning around to me and saying, ‘Don’t do it’. I felt I could wear what I wanted.

“We’re the same with our kids. It makes me feel old seeing them express themselves. It’s amazing to watch.”

Meanwhile, David confirmed there are plans underway for a Netflix biopic about his life.

He said: “I only want to do it once – now’s the right time to do it.”