A David Beckham’s shirt created a legal battle between two kids, one 9 years old and the other 10, from Honolulu.
Everything started when David Beckham threw his jersey to the public during a match in Aloha Stadium.Now the dispute for the jersey between two kids’ families, has resulted in bitter legal fight.
The two kids where good friends and used to play in the same soccer team. Everything changed when Beckham approached them at the end of the match, celebrated on the 20th of February, between Galaxy’s and Gamba Osaka from Japan.
Eric and Yoshika Kerr say that it was their 10 year son who brought a banner to the match which caught the attention of the star.
Wilfred and Yoshika Ho claim that it was their 9 years old who took it first and then, after a small fight with other 2 kids, the police decided that it was him who should keep it.
Wilfred Ho considers that one picture published Thursday in the cover of the newspaper The Honolulu Advertiser is the best proof.
The picture depicts the son of Ho fighting with other two youngsters for the shirt. Kerr’s son is standing in the back, holding the banner without participating in the fight.
The Kerr told the newspaper that they never wanted to keep the shirt, but that they were willing to share it. Moreover, they even suggested a sort of shared custody between both families.
Wilfred Ho pointed out that they tried to clarify the situation with the other family which started to get angry, for which they tought it would be better not to lend it to them.
The Kerr lawyers, which threated to initiate legal action, declined to comment the case to AP, while the representatives of Ho did not anwser back to the messages left.
Alexis Lalas, the Galaxy’s GM mentioned the newspaper that neither Beckham nor the team had any intention to create such situation.
“Mi suggestion would be that the judge takes a couple of scissors, cuts the shirt in half and gives each family one piece”, he declared.