Beckham in Bhaktapur

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal — Football superstar David Beckham stopped in Bhaktapur Durbar Square as part of a goodwill tour months after the devastating April 2015 earthquake that struck Nepal.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United soccer star, who founded 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, a charity that aims to protect children around the world from danger, visited Nepal as part of a larger tour — and took time out to show off some of his skills with local kids.

The Kathmandu Post, which ran the photo above (and others), offers more detail:

Under tight security, Beckham headed straight for Sallaghari, Bhaktapur, from Tribhuvan International Airport. From Sallaghari, he drove a Safa tempo himself to reach the Bhaktapur Durbar Square where a huge crowd made him struggle to reach Padma Higher Secondary School. As the crowd outside the school kept growing, Beckham’s entourage took the backdoor of the school to reach Taumadhi to play football where an equal number of fans awaited him.

Beckham also plays a decent game of table tennis (AKA Ping-Pong), and he himself seems a decent chap.;

The following video contains some grainy footage of what might very well be Beckham dribbling the ball on the makeshift pitch in Durbar Square.

More about Bechkham’s charity in the video below:

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