But during The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday night in the U.S., the TV host played a clip in which he came up with an elaborate hoax to trick Beckham before the statue was revealed.
So it was understandable how upset David Beckham got at the unveiling of his ugly statue on Monday - all part of a genius prank by James Corden.
Beckham was shockingly calm about the whole thing, and tried to make the case that the statue wasn't fit to be put outside the stadium, pointing out his horrifying eyes and significantly enlarged posterior.
"Look at how long my arms are", Beckham says of the fake statue that didn't capture his likeness.
In the video below, the prank's process began two months earlier with their props department at CBS. "I mean, look at my chin".
".I mean, look at my chin", he pointed out. It doesn't really look nothing like me. "The only thing that looks good is the hair and that's about it. Look at my bum, look at my arse", he lamented. My parents are coming over from London, my wife. "There is no way it can go at the front of the stadium", David explained before attempting to leave the studio. I really don't see how this can go out.
But Beckham couldn't help smiling when a forklift driver "accidentally" crashed into the statue ― and Corden emerged to reveal the prank and demand, "What's happened?"
Finding it hysterical, Corden then rushed in to reveal the joke, cue lots of bleeped expletives from Beckham, embarrassed that he'd fallen for it, but mightily relieved this wasn't the real deal.
The youngster is clearly someone Solskjaer wants to build the team around should he be given the job permanently. Then you look back at the performance and you can't say this was a game we deserved the lose.
Barrett, Virginia sophomore De'Andre Hunter, North Carolina senior Cameron Johnson and Virginia junior Kyle Guy . Including the UNC game, Duke has gone 3-3 in the six games without Williamson, who hasn't played since.
Liverpool have collected 73 points so far in the league, just two fewer points than they collected in the whole of last season. Mane has scored in each of his last five home Premier League games for Liverpool , netting six goals in total.
Just moments into the second period though came the controversial moment of the game when Sterling scored the opening goal. I have two more years here and I am not going to move - impossible, unless they sack me.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he thought both nations were "on the cusp" of a deal to end their trade war. But the chief US envoy, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, said earlier the two sides still had much work to do.
Abuse survivors were among those who travelled to Melbourne on Wednesday to witness Pell's sentencing before a packed courtroom. Pell also said the Church made "catastrophic" choices by minimizing its response to, and covering up, abuse complaints.
Some even wanted the club to consider former star Raul Gonzalez, who has just started coaching one of Madrid's youth squads. Solari is fired from the role and Zidane agrees to return to the club, signing a deal that lasts until June 2022.
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SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch and ISS Docking in Pictures
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Space X Crew Capsule Reaches Space Station
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