Photos of the Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim meeting with David Beckham caused a stir on social media early this morning (Sep 22).
Posted on the Johor Southern Tiger’s Facebook page, photos show Tunku Ismail all-smiles as he presented a Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) shirt to the retired soccer star – a shirt which bore Beckham’s trademark No. 7.
According to The Star, Beckham is in Kuala Lumpur for the AIA Vitality Wellness Festival but details of his meeting with Tunku Ismail, who is president of the Football Association of Malaysia, remains unknown.
The 42-year-old ex-footballer, who played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy during his career, is scheduled to attend the invite-only festival happening at KL Convention Centre later today.
Photos of Tunku Ismail’s meeting with Beckham has received over 30,000 reactions and over 2,000 shares by the time of writing.
According to the caption, Tunku Ismail said with regard to the meeting: “If it was not edited, it must have been paid for” (Ini kalau tak edit, mesti bayar punya ni).
The comment was made in reference to haters who might allege that the photos were either edited, or that Beckham was paid for the meeting.
In the comments section, people indeed questioned if the meeting was legit or a set-up.
Others stood on the side of the prince saying the comments were expected from haters and it didn’t matter whether the meeting was paid for or not.