David Beckham Sparks Stampede In Shanghai, Several Injured

Fans get caught in crush to get close to the ex-footballer.

1. Beckham arrived at a Shanghai university to meet their football team earlier today.

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2. Almost 1000 fans were waiting to see him.

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3. However, things turned chaotic, as a stampede broke out at the stadium.

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4. Three police officers, two university security guards and two students were injured, according to Shanghai police.

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5. The appearance was promptly cancelled following the stampede.


6. Beckham is in China on a seven-day promotional trip for the Super League. Shanghai police are investigating the incident.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.