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Ipswich: David Beckham visit sparks rush for fans to see football hero at Ipswich Town academy ground

PUBLISHED: 14:41 11 May 2014 | UPDATED: 07:23 12 May 2014

Luke Rutter and his son Blake, two, with David Beckham at Ipswich Town's Playford Road training ground

Luke Rutter and his son Blake, two, with David Beckham at Ipswich Town's Playford Road training ground

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David Beckham visited Ipswich on Sunday to watch his sons play youth football at Ipswich Town’s training centre – before he caused a stir at Mexican restaurant Chiquito near Ransomes Europark.

Ashley Eales in the restaurant with David Beckham.Ashley Eales in the restaurant with David Beckham.

The retired footballer was snapped at Ipswich Town’s Playford Road academy ground during matches in which it is believed his sons were playing for Arsenal.

Onlookers took photos and chatted to the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder.

Luke Rutter was at the game and was pictured with the star and his son. He tweeted: “Can’t believe I met one of my footballing heroes today, was more excited than my son #DavidBeckham #hero #fatherson.”

After the game he headed to a Mexican restaurant in east Ipswich.

David Beckham with fans. Photo: Newbourne Farm ShopDavid Beckham with fans. Photo: Newbourne Farm Shop

Ashley Eales was in the eatery when he asked for a photo. He tweeted: “Me and David Beckham #totalgent.”

Department store, Coes of Ipswich, tweeted: “Can’t believe David Beckham’s in town. We told him we’re closed on Sundays & Mondays. Perhaps we’ll see him on Tuesday instead!?”

For more photos of Beckham in Ipswich and reaction, click here.

Did you see David Beckham in Ipswich? Tweet the EADT via @EADT24 or the Ipswich Star via @IpswichStar24. Email newsroom@archant.co.uk.

David Beckham looks on as Ipswich and Arsenal youth teams play each otherDavid Beckham looks on as Ipswich and Arsenal youth teams play each other

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