Beckham’s team spirit at Diageo

David Beckham (picture by Jane Barlow)
David Beckham (picture by Jane Barlow)
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Soccer superstar David Beckham surprised the workforce of Levenmouth’s biggest employer when he made a secret visit to the area on Thursday.

The former Manchester United and England ace made an appearance at Diageo, which was kept strictly under wraps, during a trip to Scottish whiskyplants.

The 38-year-old chatted with bosses when he dropped in with celebrity agent Simon Fuller, whose management firm represents dad-of-four Beckham and his wife, Victoria.

It’s understood Beckham was on a golfing break at Gleneagles and took time out to visit Fife.

Such was the secrecy surrounding the trip that workers were reportedly asked to keep camera phones way from him and not refer to the visit on social networking sites.

However, the presence of the man himself did trickle out on Twitter.

A spokesman for Diageo, whose brands include Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka, said: “Every day, we welcome visitors from around the world to our historic Scotch whisky sites and we were delighted to host a private visit by David Beckham while he was in Scotland with Simon Fuller, who is a good friend of Diageo.”

Beckham, famously, made an appearance at East Fife’s old Bayview stadium back in 1995, while on the threshold of stardom with Manchester United.

He took part in a benefit match for the Fifers’ former player, manager and commercial boss, the late Jimmy Bonthrone.