David Beckham - 1D meet David Beckham
One Direction met David Beckham and his kids backstage at their gig at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, on Wednesday night (07.08.13) and the boys took to Twitter to express their delight.
David Beckham met One Direction in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (07.08.13).
The retired soccer star - who has sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, eight, and two-year-old daughter Harper with wife Victoria Beckham - took his kids to meet the teenage heartthrobs backstage at their concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Soccer fan Niall Horan wrote on Twitter: ''Met our footballing hero! Mr David Beckham! He brought the boys and his little girl to see us! What a Nice Man! So courteous! (sic)''
Underneath a picture of the two of them together, he added: ''what a great guy! Great t[o] meet him! absolute legend! (sic)''
Unfortunately, Niall's bandmate, Louis Tomlinson - who previously confessed he wanted to meet the soccer legend even though he would be starstruck around him - missed out.
He tweeted: ''Gutted I didn't get to meet Beckham yesterday :(''
The band were in Los Angeles to kick off four nights at the 20,000-capacity venue.
Niall wrote: ''It's good t[o] be back in LA ! It's been too long! Havnt been here since we performed on the [TV show] xfactor final before Xmas last year'' (sic).
Louis was buzzing too, adding: ''Amazing show today !! Loved it ! Can't believe we just played the staples centre! Sickkkkkkkkk.''
One Direction - which also includes Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles - are currently on the US leg of their Take Me Home Tour.