David Beckham may not be on the Olympic team this year but he’s still making an impact on soccer fans. The former England captain and current LA Galaxy Star surprised a group of fans inside of a photo booth at the Westfield Stratford City shopping center, which is just a few blocks from the Olympic stadium.
The fans were taking pictures to support the Great Britain Olympic Team for Adidas’ Take The Stage Campaign. They were not, however, expecting to take photos with David Beckham.
Some people broke down in tears. Some people screamed. Some people rushed the star to give him a hug and a kiss.
“It was a unique experience for me and the people who took part and there were some great reactions when we surprised them in the photo booth. I always love coming back to London and the activity was a great opportunity for me to get involved in the Adidas Take The Stage campaign and get behind Team GB.”
Beckham was left off of the 2012 Olympic Team this year but said that he would still do all that he could to support the GB Olympic team.
“Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me, so I would have been honored to have been part of this unique Team GB squad…. Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me. And like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold.”
Here are some photos from David Beckham’s surprise photo-booth photo-shoot.
Here’s a video of the event.