David Beckham bids farewell to beloved grandfather

Thursday December 10, 2009

Footie ace David Beckham bid an emotional farewell to his late grandfather on Wednesday.

The memorial service was held at the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur - a club of which 83-year-old Joe was a devoted fan.

"Spurs meant the world to Joe. He used to take David to the games when he was a boy," a family friend says.

"It was the one last thing David could do for his beloved grandad."

David's grandfather - who set the sportsman on the road to stardom when he paid for his tuition at a Bobby Charlton soccer school - passed away last week after being ill with cancer for some time.

While Victoria flew in to London to support her husband, David wore Joe's blue skull cap and his Tottenham club tie in a fitting tribute.

Photo: © Getty Images

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