Little Romeo left in tears by tough ref Becks
David Beckham has admitted he reduced his son Romeo to tears after giving a penalty against him while refereeing a children's match. The former footballer, who had his own occasional run-ins with match officials during his playing career, had to step in during a recent training match.
And in an interview for ITV's 'Jonathan Ross Show' to be broadcast tomorrow, Beckham said he had to penalise his own 11-year-old after he fouled an opponent.
He said: "I had to step in to ref one of their games and I kind of didn't really want to but all the dads were like, 'well, you know the rules'... (After the penalty) Romeo said, 'I can't believe you did that to me, Dad.' And he was crying. It was kind of a lesson for him."