Brooklyn Beckham Broke David's Heart
Retired football star David Beckham felt broken-hearted when one of his sons gave up on a dream to follow him into the sport.
The former England star has three sons and a daughter with his wife Victoria, and his eldest boy, Brooklyn, 16, recently ditched plans to become a professional soccer player after bosses at top London club Arsenal decided not to offer him a scholarship.
He is now pursuing a career in acting and modelling.
Beckham has now opened up about the pressure all his sons feel to be good at football, telling America's ABC News: "One of my boys turned around to me the other day and said, 'Daddy, you know, I'm not sure I want to play football all the time...' It broke my heart a little bit... (He said), 'Every time that I step onto the field, I know people are saying, 'This is David Beckham's son', and if I'm not as good as you, then it's not good enough.' I said, 'Okay, stop right there... You play because you want to play.'"
Cheer up, Becks, you still have three other kids who could be the next Maradona.