03 December 2009
David Beckham Flys to South Africa
He was going to be part of the World Cup Draw, but as soon as the plane landed he discovered that his maternal grandfather, Joseph West, had died after suffering from an illness for an extended period of time. Some are reporting that he will be returning home for the funeral, which has also been scheduled for Friday.
West and his wife Peggy were the ones who paid the £125 fee to send David to the Bobby Charlton football academy, where David was spotted by Manchester Untied scouts. And the rest is history...
picture via Kickette