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10-21-2006, 01:59 AM
David Beckham reportedly once bathed in Evian water on a trip to Russia - after he was told tap water would turn him bald.

Fellow players Ryan Giggs and Gary and Phil Neville also fell for the wind-up.

The joke was played on Beckham and the other footie stars when he was on a trip to Russia with Manchester United for a UEFA Cup tie against Rotor Volgograd in 1995.

Brian Kidd, then assistant manager, told the players Russian water was contaminated after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and washing in it would make their hair drop out.

Officials only realised the players had been taken in by Kidd's joke when they asked why they were getting through so much mineral water.

Ian Dunwoody, who organises Man Utd's trips abroad, has just revealed the prank.

According to The Sun he said: "We took our own food and bottled water. When I asked about the amount of water being used they said it wasn't for drinking but for washing. It costs thousands of pounds in water."