David Beckham left holding fake arm

Posted by - March 25, 2009 - England

Becks goes out on a limb

David Beckham was briefly tricked into thinking he had pulled someone’s arm off at an official England event yesterday. The squad was meeting representatives from the armed forces at their London Colney base when one Royal Marine decided to play a prank on the ex-England skipper.

Commando Ben McBean, who lost a leg and an arm in an explosion in Afghanistan, was listening to Becks tell him how he could not imagine life with one leg. The Marine told Beckham that you get used to it and held his hand out for a friendly handshake, only for Becks to be left holding the arm when the handshake was over as Ben screamed: “My arm! My arm!”

Ben said: “As he shook my hand I let it slip from the socket. He looked like he would faint.”

Impressed by how well the gag had gone, Ben later pulled the same trick on John Terry!