David Beckham gets gold slimed at first Kids' Choice Sports Awards
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:53
David Beckham and his two sons Cruz and Romeo get ''gold slimed'' at the first ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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STORY: David Beckham and his two sons Romeo and Cruz were given the golden treatment at the first ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards on Thursday (July 17).
The trio walked the "orange" carpet before the event, which was attended by other top sportsmen and women and watched by an audience of children and pre-teens.
On the carpet, Beckham said: "That's why it's so special to receive awards from children, from kids, and from fans, because they are truly honest people, so you know that you kind of really deserve an award if you get voted for by the kids."
The British soccer star was accepting the blimp-shaped "Legend" award from two of his sons when they were sprayed with "golden" slime, which is a different hue to Nickelodeon's usual green variety slime.
Beckham slipped and slid on the stage while the audience laughed along.
Viewers were able to cast votes online for the Kids' Choice Sports Awards in 14 categories, including best male/female athletes, and most "clutch" player.
Beckham began his professional career playing for Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 at age 17 and going on to win the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999.
He then played four seasons with Real Madrid, winning the La Liga Championship in his final season with the club.
In July 2007, Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy and won back-to-back MLS Cup Championships in 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, he spent his last professional season with Paris Saint-Germain, where the club won its Ligue 1 title.
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