Benjamins finds Becks' glasses
BENJAMIN King is sporting a look that shows David Beckham's eye for fashion – after he found the superstar's misplaced shades.The England football captain made a spectacle of himself during a trip to Legoland earlier this month when he lost his £600 designer glasses – and even stopped a fairground ride to search for them.
BENJAMIN King is sporting a look that shows David Beckham's eye for fashion – after he found the superstar's misplaced shades.
The England football captain made a spectacle of himself during a trip to Legoland earlier this month when he lost his £600 designer glasses – and even stopped a fairground ride to search for them.
But nine-year-old Benjamin, who innocently picked up a stray pair of sunglasses after stepping off the ride, has offered to help Beckham save face by returning the posh Police specs.
"I'm a big fan of David Beckham, but I'll give them back if he wants them," said Benjamin, a pupil at Sprites Junior School, Ipswich.
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"I haven't been wearing the glasses just in case they get broken – or I lose them like he did. I think they are quite expensive."
Benjamin's fantastic find came while the Manchester United star was enjoying a day out with this three-year-old son Brooklyn at the theme park in Windsor two weeks ago.
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The youngster, of Hawthorn Drive, was standing in a queue for the Dragon Rollercoaster ride with his sister Danielle, five, and grandmother – just a few feet behind the Beckhams.
"We could see them ahead of us although there were a few people in between. We had a bit of a wait to go on but when the ride finished I stepped off and nearly trod on the glasses. I picked them up and I thought they might be David Beckham's," said Ipswich Town fan Benjamin.
But it was not until members of his family heard on the radio the World Cup star had actually lost his lenses they realised the find put all others in the shade.
"We even heard a rumour they stopped the ride for half an hour for Beckham to look for his glasses," said Benjamin's father Simon, 31, who is keeping a close eye on the silver-rimmed, blue-tinted specs.
"It seems very likely they are his glasses. We thought they could be anybody's at first but on the train home a man commented how expensive they were and when we heard about the story on the radio it fitted together.
"I'm trying to contact Manchester United to find out for sure. We've been told they are worth £600 and as he has worn them I guess they could be worth thousands. But if he wants them back we're happy to hand them over."
Beckham, 27, who is married to "Posh Spice" Victoria, signed a £1 million contract with Police, a top designer company, last year to promote its sunglasses.
One of the best known faces in world football, the England midfielder earns millions of pounds a year from a range of endorsements including Adidas, Brylcreem and Marks and Spencer.