US President Barack Obama has been sent a box of 50 pairs of men’s underwear by David Beckham, after the footballer learnt Obama and first lady Michelle were big fans of his boxers range, The Sun reported.
The 37-year-old Beckham, who models the underwear he designed himself, found out that the Obamas were fans of his innerwear range when he met them in Washington earlier this year.
“David promised to send a box of his undies to the president, and Michelle has insisted that her husband wears them!” a source close to the White House told the daily.
Obama’s daughters –14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha – are big fans of the England footballer, and have signed posters of him on their walls.
“Michelle and the kids think he’s a real hunk. They all made an effort to meet him when he went to Washington and also hung out with him at a basketball final in LA. In their eyes, the fact their dad is pals with him is good for Barack’s standing,” the source said.
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David Beckham has suggested he is not the right man to light the Olympic flame to officially open the London Games, saying the honour should go to an Olympian who has won gold medals.
Admitting his disappointment at failing to make Britain’s Olympic soccer squad, Beckham took himself out of the running for one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed on a sportsman or woman but offered no hint as to who should have the job of lighting the cauldron on July 27.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2012.