Football legend David Beckham got the strangest presents for his 44th birthday.
Maybe you’d expect a supercharged Maserati or diamond-encrusted watch from wife Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, but David’s birthday gifts turned out super ordinary.
Beckham recently posted an Instagram story showing off his presents:
$14 French deodorant, shirt cuffs, and a couple of cards.
And he seems totally pleased with the gifts…score!
David Beckham’s humble birthday gifts from Victoria went viral on social media.
Turns out David asked for the deodorant in advance…which sounds boring and somewhat tragic.
But even if you’re filthy rich, sometimes the best gifts are practical and simple. Besides, you know the couple probably has like four Maseratis anyway.
Of course, Victoria ended up spoiling him for real, with Page Six reporting David also received a “monogrammed leather bag” from his longtime wife to mark the occasion.
Victoria also paid tribute to her husband on Instagram.
Looks like the Beckham family enjoyed a fancy meal to celebrate.
Here’s a nice snap of the couple’s sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
Not everyone was amused by Victoria’s unusual gift, though.
She's sick. You give "love" at birthdays, not hints or jokes.
— chris peterson (@cpet1231) May 2, 2019
A symptom of modern 21st century life, the assumption that fame justifies extra value🙄
— It's just me, Ruby💋 (@RubyRobertaCD) May 3, 2019
One Scottish tabloid called David “stinky” even though he asked for the deodorant.
— The Scottish Sun (@ScottishSun) May 2, 2019
But elsewhere on social media, Beckham was celebrated for his football career.
Super strikes 💫
Memorable moments ✨
Brilliant Becks 🤩
On his birthday, we're paying tribute to a true United great: David Beckham 🔴 pic.twitter.com/lao88fVc0M
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 2, 2019
Happy birthday to (probably) the finest right foot in the world… 🎂🔴⚫
Un grande campione che ha vestito anche la nostra maglia: auguri a David Beckham che oggi compie 44 anni! 🎂🔴⚫ pic.twitter.com/ndUU1ZNlv9
— AC Milan (@acmilan) May 2, 2019
🎂 Happy Birthday David Beckham 🏴 who turns 4⃣4⃣ today 🎉 pic.twitter.com/8nZSJRlcmk
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 2, 2019
Football clubs around the world paid impressive tributes to Beckham.
👕 116 games
⚽️ 13 goals
🏆 1 #LaLiga title
Happy 44th birthday to the one and only… David Beckham! 🏴
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) May 2, 2019
Take a moment to bask in the glory of David Beckham’s free-kick ability:
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) May 2, 2019
— England Memories (@EnglandMemories) May 2, 2019
Always playing it cool. 🕶
Happy birthday, David Beckham! pic.twitter.com/t4oRnEcNcD
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 2, 2019
And yeah, he’s brilliant at football, but also insanely handsome at 44.
— boohoo.com (@boohoo) May 2, 2019
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE HOTTEST MAN ALIVE! 😛🔥
We ❤️ you David Beckham 🥰 pic.twitter.com/afRy6zg40a
— Pink Boutique (@PinkBoutiqueUK) May 2, 2019
You know what’s also strange about this whole thing?
David Beckham actually has his own brand of deodorant, yet apparently prefers the expensive French stuff.
Either way, we’re hoping Beckham enjoys an odorless 44th (45th?) year on planet earth.