David Beckham
David Beckham enjoys some quality time with his son Romeo AFP / Getty Images

Most people expect the children of celebrities to follow in the footsteps of their parents — rock star offspring who know about music; writers having children whose first love is books and sports being the be-all-end-all of players' children. Hence, it comes as a surprise that football star David Beckham's sons have their eyes on other things and not the ball.

The former footballer's 13-year-old son Romeo has decided that he no longer wants to play the game and would prefer to concentrate on his other passions. Leaning towards fashion much like his mother Victoria, Romeo models clothes for luxury brand Burberry.

People magazine's "2015 sexiest man alive" told the Radio Times Christmas issue: "The other day Romeo turned round to me and said he didn't want to play football anymore. Part of me was devastated but part of me was relieved, too." Beckham was worried that his sons would be judged because of their last names.

Beckham went on to speak about his eldest son Brooklyn, pointing out that "photography is his passion". Brooklyn shares his photography on Instagram and has over 5m followers.

Apart from Brooklyn and Romeo, Beckham has two other children —10-year-old son Cruz and four-year-old daughter Harper — with wife Victoria. So there's still hope for another Beckham on the field.