go to MSN.com
Found June 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: David Beckham

Via NESN:

David Beckham may be done playing professional soccer, but his fans still can’t get enough of him.

The retired soccer star was scheduled to appear at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, but his visit was cut short after around 1,000 fans broke through a security cordon and rushed toward the venue. At least seven people were injured, according to the Agence-France Presse.

“I had an incredible response from everyone at Shanghai Tongji University today,” Beckham reportedly said on his Sina Weibo (China’s version of Twitter) account. “Sorry I couldn’t get out on the pitch to see the teams. It was impossible to get through the massive crowds.

“I heard there were a few injuries, hope the fans are ok and I wish them a speedy recovery.”

The incident occurred at Tongji University’s stadium. Beckham was scheduled to meet players from the school’s men’s soccer team and even take part in an informal game, but that never came close to happening, as fans who were outside the stadium crashed the event.

“Photos and video footage show people pushed onto the ground, shoes scattered and a uniformed woman being carried away — her face covered in blood,” the AFP reports. “The event was canceled, and Shanghai police said they were investigating the incident.”

The former England captain reportedly walked around the field and waved to fans before leaving.

Beckham is in China on a week-long tour promoting the Chinese Super League (CSL). He serves as a global ambassador for the Chinese top flight, helping drum up interest for the struggling league in China and around the world.

More from NESN.com:
1 Comment:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

NFL Rumors: David Beckham as an NFL placekicker?

Could newly retired soccer icon David Beckham be headed to the NFL? According to the Daily Mirror, the global superstar has been contact by an unnamed NFL franchise in hopes of working him out for the position of place kicker. Beckham, 38, recently took his swan song lap around the overseas soccer league as he retired as a player with the Manchester United team. Manchester United...

Beckham's appearance at Shanghai stadium sparks stampede that leaves seven injured

David Beckham's appearance at a China university set off a stampede by fans that made the soccer player's publicity tour look like a Justin Bieber mall trip. Beckham — who is being paid to make weekly trips to promote the sport as China's Global Ambassador for Football — had to cancel yesterday's visit after fans stormed the gates of the Tongji University soccer...

Birthday babe of the day – David Beckham’s mistress, Rebecca Loos

Spanish strumpet Rebecca Loos turned 36 on Wednesday, June 19. Born in Madrid, the 5-foot-7 Loos is a household name for allowing married footballer David Beckham to go balls deep. A sugar basin of Dutch and English descent, the sweltering Spaniard has flaunted her enhanced 34D rack in periodicals like Playboy, FHM and Nuts. When not taking meat from Victoria Beckham’s husband...
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who will be this year’s biggest NFL draft bust?

Every year a number of busts are selected in the first half of the draft. The biggest busts are those that are picked early in the event, and this year has a number of possibilities to claim the prize of being the biggest draft bust. Many believe Jadeveon Clowney has all the makings of one of the biggest busts in league history. With each passing day, it appears more and more certain...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  | 

Phil Jackson: Knicks players ripped Woodson after firing

In what sounds like the back door hitting fired Knicks coach Mike Woodson on the way out, new Knicks president Phil Jackson revealed that several players — during their exit interviews  — told him the club didn’t play as a team this season and relied solely on its talent, reported the N.Y. Post.The Knicks finished 37-45 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009...
Via The Other Paper
7 hours ago  | 

Steve Spurrier: Texans ‘have’ to take Jadeveon Clowney

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says the Houston Texans’ only option with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft is to take star-studded edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney. “Yeah, I think you have to,” Spurrier said when asked by Dan Patrick if the Texans should take Clowney. “He’s a really good football player, and obviously pass rushing is what he does best,...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 hours ago  | 

Adam Silver reiterates he wants to raise NBA age limit

The one-and-done rule for college basketball is easily the most scrutinized and controversial rule in all of sports. But if the new NBA commissioner has his way, it won’t be around much longer. Adam Silver is close to wrapping up his first season as NBA commissioner, and he reiterated again on Thursday that he wants to eliminate the one-and-done rule. His proposal would raise the...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
2 hours ago  | 

Tiger Woods doing light chipping, return still uncertain

Tiger Woods has began light chipping and putting as he continues to rehab, his agent Mark Steinberg told reporters Wednesday. Woods, 38, underwent a microdisectomy March 31 to alleviate pain caused by a pinched nerve in his back.  The injury forced him to miss the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Masters. “He’s doing a little bit more and more each day,” Steinberg told...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago  | 

Cashman on Pineda's pine tar incident: 'Embarrassed'

BOSTON — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who was sitting in the stands, wasn’t happy when his phone rang and the person on the other end pointed out pitcher Michael Pineda’s obvious pine tar use. He wasn’t too pleased after the game, either. Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park for having pine tar on...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago  | 

Herschel Walker: I could still play in NFL at age 52

Former NFL running back Herschel Walker believes that he could be current NFL running back Herschel Walker if he really wanted to. Walker, who is now 52, made two Pro Bowls during his NFL career. He has remained in tremendous shape with mixed martial arts training and was even interested in wrestling at one point, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  | 

Why Wrigley Field still matters at 100

Most stadiums are just places to put butts. Like a living organism, it takes time for these inanimate objects to grow into something more meaningful. The majority of Major League ballparks have not yet had this opportunity — 24 of the 30 have been built in my lifetime, and I’m still young enough to have lived my whole life within the frame of MTV’s existence. Like a good child...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 hours ago  | 

Richard Sherman: Way people show respect is the dollars

Tweet Seattle Seahawks outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman feels he is the best corner in the NFL and will tell you — and anyone who’s within earshot — that he’s the best. He also feels that if the Seahawks feel he is the best as well, then they’ll pony up with a lucrative contract extension. “Whatever they feel I am due. I will take it as respect,” Sherman...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 hours ago  | 

James Harden gets in argument with reporter, calls him ‘weirdo’

James Harden is struggling, and that is one of the reasons the Houston Rockets have put themselves in an extremely vulnerable position as they head to Portland in an 0-2 series hole against the Trail Blazers. Harden was just 6 of 19 from the field in Game 2, finishing with 18 points and five turnovers. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.