Obama teases Beckham about underwear ads, his age

Updated: 16 May 2012 11:27 IST

President Barack Obama is ribbing soccer star David Beckham over his age and his outside interests, saying it's a "rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear."

President Barack Obama is ribbing soccer star David Beckham over his age and his outside interests, saying it's a "rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear."

Obama welcomed Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy to the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their third Major League Soccer Cup. The president joked that the star-studded Galaxy, led by Beckham, midfielder Landon Donovan and forward Robbie Keane, are the "Miami Heat of soccer."

Obama told the 37-year-old Beckham that half of his teammates "could be his kids. We're getting old, David." The president said the model and athlete was "holding up better than me."

Beckham generated attention in February when H&M aired ads for his new undergarment collection during the Super Bowl.

Topics : Football
Related Articles
Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi On FIFA Best Player Shortlist
Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi On FIFA Best Player Shortlist
Indian Super League: Holders Atletico De Kolkata Play Runner-Up Kerala Blasters In Opener
Indian Super League: Holders Atletico De Kolkata Play Runner-Up Kerala Blasters In Opener
Diego Costa To Return To Atletico Madrid From Chelsea
Diego Costa To Return To Atletico Madrid From Chelsea
Show Comments
Advertisement