David Beckham has surprised Allan Cockram, who set up Brentford Penguins FC for Down syndrome kids, with the Unsung Heroes award during his visit with son Romeo.
David posted a series of snapshots on his social media account featuring coach Allan Cockram, Romeo and down syndrome children.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, David Beckham wrote, “So inspiring for me and @romeobeckham to spend time with the Brentford Penguins and present their amazing coach Allan Cockram with the #WhoCaresWins Unsung Hero Award.”
He appreciated the coach, “Allan gives so much of his time and love to @planet_penguin_, one of the UK’s only teams for children with Down Syndrome. Just love seeing how happy football makes these brilliant kids”
The retired footballer was shocked to see David and Romeo and asked the co-owner of Salford City for a hug.
During the surprise visit, Victoria Beckham’s husband asked the Unsung Heroes award winner the reason to set up the club, to which he replied, “I became a cab driver and one day I was told to pick up a kid and he got in the front and he had Downs syndrome and then I got out and started playing football with him.”
He continued, “We developed a relationship over a period of weeks and I got a call from someone who said I don't know if you know but he passed away of complications.”
Allan further added, “I never said goodbye to him and I just vowed that one day in the future that I would just explore it a bit more…Oh I'm a little bit chocked up now I'm talking about it.”
David then asked the former Brentford player if he “needed” anything from him.
Allan Cockram interrupted the 48-year-old star and asked for a “nice cuddle.”