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Romeo Beckham’s professional football debut underwhelms fans logo 21/09/2021 Bryony Jewell
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It can’t be easy having a name like Beckham to live up to and it seems that Romeo Beckham’s professional football debut left fans rather underwhelmed this weekend.

The middle son of soccer star David played for Fort Lauderdale CF on Sunday night, taking to the pitch as a right winger and playing for 79 minutes.

Although playing for the majority of the 2-2 match against Tormenta, football fans were not very impressed by the 19-year-old’s skills.

Sky Sports shared a highlights clip of Romeo’s professional debut on Twitter and it didn’t take long for people to start comparing the younger Beckham’s skills to his dad’s.

One person replied: ‘Doesn’t run in the family,’ along with a string of laughing emojis.

While others went down the sarcasm route, commenting ‘seen better crosses in the Sunday league’ and ‘wow those highlights are amazing’.

‘You’ve really thrown the poor lad under the bus with this highlights reel. We’ve all got start somewhere so good on him!,’ added a more understanding sports fan.

However, others were quick to point out the pressure on Romeo Beckham for his professional debut as he comes from English sporting royalty.

Another person wrote: ‘And the pressure on him to surpass his father’s achievements begin.’

And someone else tweeted: ‘Good luck to the kid. Living up to that name isn’t going to be easy. Whether it’s fair or not, he’s going to have a lot of eyes on him.’

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Ford Lauderdale is the reserve team of the Inter Miami MLS franchise, which is owned by Romeo’s dad David.

Excited Romeo posted about his pro debut on Instagram, writing : ‘Blessed to have made my pro debut tonight for @fortlauderdalecf… full focus onto the next match’.
Another son of a football legend was also on the pitch on Sunday. Phil Neville’s son Harvey played alongside Romeo with the two linking up in the 57th minute.
Phil played with David at Manchester United and is now head coach at Inter Miami.

And despite the response from fans following Romeo’s debut, Phil told The Sun he thinks the young Beckham ‘did really well’.

Romeo started training at Inter Miami this year and signed with Fort Lauderdale at the start of September.

Romeo, along with his brothers Brooklyn and Cruz, trained at Arsenal’s academy but he quit in 2015. Doting dad David said at the time that Romeo had other interests.

As well as getting into the family sport, Romeo has also tried his hand at modelling and going to school at the prestigious Millfield School in Somerset, England.

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