An Edinburgh boys club received an unexpected message from a football legend - none other than David Beckham.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, 45, wished the Spartans 08 Reds well before the do on Friday night.
The Spartans Twitter account shared the video message from the superstar. In the clip, Beckham said: “Hi Spartans Reds it’s David Beckham here.
“I just want to say I hope you enjoy your Player of the Year dinner tonight.
“Maybe one day when I’m in Edinburgh next I can come and see you all play.
“In the meantime, keep working hard guys and have a great night.”
The 17-second clip left followers of the club astounded, with celebrity chef Tom Kitchin tweeting “top man” to Becks.Mark Martin, who presented the awards, said the reaction was exactly what they wanted and the kids’ faces “lit up” when they saw Beckham on screen.
It’s not the first time the football superstar has sent messages to youngsters. In May, Beckham congratulated five-year-old Betty-Leigh Allinson who raised more than £12,000 for a hospice providing special end-of-life care.
Last week, the ex-England international wrote a message for George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter after the African-American man was killed by police in Minneapolis.
Beckham said: “A picture speaks more than a thousand words. Never lose that beautiful smile Gianna.
“We have to make sure that outrage turns into action. We all have to take responsibility for doing better, we all have to listen and learn. We can all be part of the change that we need to see in our world.”
Beckham wasn’t the only footballer to pay homage to the team, Celtic captain Scott Brown also wished the boys well.