David Beckham and his sons were showered in gold slime at the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards last night. The retired soccer star was honored with the Legend Award at the ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles, but following a heartfelt speech onstage David – joined by sons Romeo, 11, and nine-year-old Cruz – couldn’t escape a signature gunking at the hands of the youth-oriented TV channel. A torrent of golden slime rained down on the trio and while Nickelodeon is known for sliming celebrity guests with green ooze at its awards shows, it seems the special gold-colored gunge was an ode to David’s “Golden Balls” nickname. The 39-year-old hunk took the good-natured ribbing in his stride, wiping away the slime from his face and smiling as he left the stage. Surfer Bethany Hamilton accepted the honor of Favorite Comeback Athlete. The awards bash was the perfect mix of sports and celebrity as stars including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Will Arnett and Nick Cannon helped celebrate America’s top sporting heroes.