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David Beckham sees amusing side after James Corden’s fake statue prank

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Lora Ball | 13 March, 2019, 09:26

Beckham, unequivocally the greatest player to ever pull on a LA Galaxy jersey, was set to be actually honoured by his Los Angeles club with a permanent statue outside their home stadium.

David Beckham was the victim of a finely executed prank by his good friend James Corden, host of the Late Late Show with James Corden, that took him nearly two months to plan.

For what it's worth, the actual statue unveiling went off without a hitch on March 3rd, featuring a much more legitimate statue of Beckham which now takes pride of place outside the LA Galaxy stadium.

According to CNN, the cheeky plot came to mind when word of Beckham not having seen the statue reached Corden, who then proceeded to hire a crew to make his own quaky caricature of the Englishman.

"I thought it might be fun to switch out the real statue with one that we made a little less flattering", says Corden in the clip above.

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Switching the real statue for one that looked nothing like the footballer, hidden cameras filmed the 43-year-old's reaction to the ugly sculpture.

Chris Klein, one of Beckham's former LA Galaxy teammates and club president, was in on the prank as a video package of Beckham's Galaxy highlights showed some of his lowlights, too. "I mean, look at my chin". Beckham replied: "Yeah but there was capturing me in motion but also making me...look at my chin!"

The football icon was lost for words when he first saw his unflattering statue's face, telling people around him that he looks like "Stretch Armstrong". The only thing that's good is that hair and that's about it. I really dont see how this can go out.

And soon after Beckham admitted "you've probably done me a favour there", the ecstatic Corden burst out to end his mate's misery.

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