The SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST reports David Beckham and his Real Madrid mates, on a four-game tour of Asia, are sloughing off soccer duties to sample the clubs and bars of the Far East.

Excerpt: "Beckham and his new Real Madrid teammates including Ronaldo and Luis Figo partied into the wee hours of the morning at the iDragon club, turning up over an hour late for a training session in front of nearly 30,000 fans the following morning. They cancelled a training session the night before, leaving thousands of fans disappointed."

Beckham also reportedly skirted the the men’s room queue by using ladies’ loo twice.


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"However, it was later discovered that producer Dan Clark spliced O’Neal’s quotes to make it sound as though he were being interviewed. Clark also sent out a news release to media outlets."