Beckham visits British troops in Afghanistan
British soccer ace David Beckham risked his safety by jetting into Afghanistan to raise the morale of troops fighting in the war-torn country.Updated: May 23, 2010 23:30 IST
British soccer ace David Beckham risked his safety by jetting into Afghanistan to raise the morale of troops fighting in the war-torn country.
The sports superstar left British RAF airbase Brize Norton in Oxford, England, on Friday and arrived in the war zone in night, reports telegraph.co.uk.
He will make the rounds of the British Army's base in the nation's Helmand province and hopes to boost the soldiers' spirits with his surprise visit.
"I have nothing but admiration for these young men and women and it makes me very proud to be British. I've wanted to visit Afghanistan for a long time and I hope that in some way it helps remind everyone at home what an amazing job they are doing out here (sic) in very difficult conditions. I feel very humble," Beckham said before leaving from England.
First Published: May 23, 2010 23:28 IST