Hundreds of fans lined up in West End hoping to get signed copies of David Beckham’s latest book and a chance to meet in person, the retired football player.
Some even camped out overnight in order to get a head start and be in the line ahead of the rest and a lot of the fans were disappointed after hearing that only the first 500 people had a guaranteed opportunity to meet the former Manchester United player.
2 hours even before the doors were due to open and already 700 fans were in the line. Which shows the impact that Beckham has had even after his retirement earlier this year as he retired in the PSG jersey and received a standing ovation from fans in his last match.
Helen Steck, a retired teacher wanted to meet Beckham so much that she flew in from Hamburg and then reserved a room at the Cavenshish Hotel only a few yards away from the Waterstones’ book signing in Piccadilly.
“It sounds extreme but I’ve been a fan since the Manchester United days and thought this was an amazing opportunity that won’t come around very often in life. We’re allowed two books so am going to get one each signed for my sons, who are in their thirties, for Christmas,” she said.
Other fans came prepared with blankets and water bottles as they already knew about the long line and wait they would have to do before meeting the retired football player. The autobiography of David Beckham contains never before seen photographs of his life both outside and inside the pitch and it has already sold over 26,000 copies since the publication on October 31.