David Beckham is pictured sharing a punch with an Italian cop after the police officer reportedly questioned him about his children using jet skis.
The 46-year-old footballer looked relaxed as he chatted with officers on the docked ship and followed his children Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10, enjoying water sports in the sun.
David and the officers were said to have talked to each other for about 45 minutes, with police asking for selfies with the star during their conversation.
All good here: David Beckham is pictured sharing a punch with an Italian cop after the police officer reportedly questioned him about his kids using jet skis
Cruz, who wore pink hair for a day out, was jet skiing before Harper joined later when the police boat reportedly pulled up.
In Italy you must be over 18 to operate a jet ski and hold a driver’s license.
The photos show David sunbathing on the yacht in bright red swim shorts before being called to speak to the officers.
A smaller police boat stopped beside the large yacht, and the crew of David’s ship also spoke to the Italians.
Water sports: The footballer’s children, Cruz, 16, and Harper, 10, enjoyed a ride on a jet ski before being recalled to the yacht
Check-in: The Guardia di Finanza stopped next to the Beckham family and talked to the star
A witness told The sun: ‘The children are quite young. You are supposed to be 18 to jet ski in Italy, Cruz and Harper had just started jet skiing and five minutes later the police boat arrived.
“David was sunbathing and he immediately left the deck and went down to deal with it.
“Both Cruz and Harper were wearing life jackets and kept very close to the yacht, so it’s hard to see what the problem was.”
Relaxed: David was sunbathing in bright red shorts
Daredevil: Cruz, who currently wears hot pink hair, looked like a pro on the water
Come on in! David stood on the top deck and seemed to yell at his son to come in om
The source added that when the police arrived, David called the children back to the yacht and they anchored the jet skis.
The publication goes on to say that the group chatted “amicably” for just under an hour, with David at one point showing the agents’ documents.
MailOnline has reached out to a representative for David with a comment.
David shares children Cruz, Harper, Romeo, 18, and Brooklyn, 22, with wife Victoria, 47.
Here he comes: David added a white T-shirt before speaking to the officer
Have words: A police boat stopped next to the big yacht, while the crew on David’s ship also spoke to the Italians
Watching: Several people on the yacht watched the officers as they approached
Checking in: The Sun reported that the group chatted “amicably” for just under an hour, with David at one point showing the agents’ documents
Explain: Obviously the officers were asking for selfies and fist bumping into David before leaving the yacht
David’s holiday comes after news that he will present the trophy to the winning team at this year’s Soccer Aid for UNICEF on September 4 at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in his senior role as a 16-year Goodwill Ambassador.
The star has also announced that the UNICEF partner the Children’s Investment Fund will match every donation at the event, doubling everything for charity, which could raise a total of £6.3 million.
He will reunite with his former teammates, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes during the event.
Siblings: Cruz took the lead on the jet ski, while Harper climbed gently on the back
Father and Son: David spoke to Cruz, who was in the cool water, standing by the ladder
Up you get: David left his sun-filled seat to find out what was going on and talk to the police
Safety first: Cruz donned a yellow life jacket in the water and with the jet ski
Reclining: Several people were seen relaxing on the yacht with the Beckhams
Other household names that will be involved in this year’s event include Usain Bolt, Olly Murs, Liv Cooke, Sir Mo Farah, Tom Grennan, Fara Williams, Martin Compston, Ore Oduba and Kelly Smith.
David said of the competition: ‘I am delighted to attend Soccer Aid for UNICEF in my role as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
“What a year it has been for football and I can’t wait to take on England against the Soccer Aid World XI in what is going to be an incredible game.”
He continued: “I have been a Goodwill Ambassador for over 16 years and have seen first hand the incredible work UNICEF is doing for children around the world.
Skillfully done: the teen was a natural on the jet ski
Family: David shares children Cruz, Harper, Romeo, 18, and Brooklyn, 22, with wife Victoria, 47
“Football aid for UNICEF has never been more important, with the Covid crisis making life even more difficult for children in the world’s poorest countries. ‘
The soccer star concluded: “With the support of the Children’s Investment Fund, donations will go twice as far in supporting the health and nutrition of children around the world.”
On Instagram, David announced his participation by posting a video from a previous football aid event, which shows some of the skills shown by footballer Roberto Carlos.
He captioned the video: ‘Still @oficialrc3… Looking forward to seeing my old teammates play on this year’s @SoccerAid for @Unicef_uk @waynerooney @paulscholesaaa @gneville2’
Donations: The footballer has announced that UNICEF partner the Children’s Investment Fund will match every donation made at the event, doubling the amount