David Beckham is said to have had a furious argument with former F1 chief Ron Dennis as the pair had a time out at the same resort in the just concluded holiday.
The row is said to have been sparked when the 69-year-old and his entourage of 30 people sat in the Beckham family’s reserved area in a Maldives hotspot on New Year’s Eve.
Former Manchester United favourite Beckham was seeing in 2017 with his family along with friend Gordan Ramsay’s family, the ex-England captain reportedly booked the front-row seats to watch wife Victoria, 42, and son Cruz, 11, sing at the £10,000-a-week Amilla Fushi resort.
According to a report in The Sun, the row kicked off when Dennis and pals finished eating in the restaurant and then headed outside to watch the entertainment.
But the former McLaren boss, worth around £400million, reportedly took seats reserved for Goldenballs, chef Gordon Ramsay and both their families.
A female member of Beckham’s staff is said to have asked Ron to move but the motor boss, who was forced to quit McLaren after clashing with a Saudi businessman, reportedly replied: “I’ve paid the most money on the island, I deserve to sit here.”
Becks is said to have confronted Ron face-to-face in full view of other guests before other seats were found.
They are all said to have later watched Victoria sing with old Spice Girls pal Mel C and made up the following day when the former F1 boss is understood to have apologised.
The pair have known each other for years, with Becks once even donating an evening in his Wembley box for one of Dennis’ charity nights.
However, the alleged disagreement was diffused by Dennis’ representatives, who insisted it was a “storm in a teacup” .
“They’ve known each other for years,” a spokesman for Dennis, who is on gardening leave after his 35-year association with McLaren ended last November, told The Sun.
“It was all forgotten about next morning.”
As wife Victoria performed on stage with fellow Spice Girl member Mel C, Beckham was seen proudly enjoying the duet.