TV bosses laughed at Beckham’s idea

LONDON: Retired English soccer star David Beckham has revealed he was laughed at by TV bosses when he suggested making a documentary.

The 40-year-old star recently filmed a programme for the BBC in which he played seven games on seven continents on behalf of the children charity Unicef, but Beckham has said it was hard to get the concept off the ground, reported Female First.

Of the moment he pitched the idea of playing soccer in the Antarctic, Beckham said, “People sat down with us and actually laughed at the things we wanted to achieve. And to be honest, rightly so!”

Beckham, whose journey also saw him travel to places such as Nepal and Buenos Aires, Argentina, said the TV show

later allowed him to combine his passions of travel and soccer.