facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Fans stampede David Beckham in China, at least 5 injured

June 20, 2013 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
SHANGHAI, June 20 (UPI) -- At least five people were injured in a stampede when soccer superstar David Beckham arrived at a Shanghai university Thursday, authorities said.

Beckham canceled the event at Tongji University, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. He is visiting China as an ambassador to the Chinese Super League.

Four university employees and a student were hurt, none of them seriously, Xinhua said.

The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph said local television showed footage of students with bloody injuries and at least one police officer knocked to the ground.

The Telegraph said about 1,000 students turned out to see Beckham. An appearance with actress Helen Mirren at a Shanghai hotel Wednesday night for an event honoring the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II set off a similar rush.

Beckham, 38, began his career at age 17 with Manchester United. He announced his retirement last month after helping Paris Saint-Germain win the French league title under a five-month contract.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges
2
Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence
3
Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play
4
Cornhuskers collide with Hurricanes
5
Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback