David Beckham tries to prove he is taller than lookalike son Romeo in hilarious snaps

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Football legend David Beckham’s son Romeo turned 18 on Tuesday, however it seems that the star has a bit of trouble accepting that he is growing up.

The husband of former Spice Girl Victoria posted a series of snaps to his Instagram in which he was trying to decipher who was taller, father or son.

In the first picture, in which both are topless and David’s impressive body ink is on show, the footballer is looking down at Romeo’s feet as they both giggle and get into position to measure.

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David captioned the snap: "Me just trying to prove I'm still taller @RomeoBeckham,” alongside a ’sshh’ emoji.

In the second picture the men are looking at each other almost square in the eyes, and it is hard to tell which one is taller although if you look closer Romeo is just.

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David wrote under the second image: "I mean, it's pretty damn close – come on!"

As a ex professional sportsman, it is clear that David is competitive and he even carried on the height jokes into his heartfelt birthday wishes for his second eldest son.

He wrote: "Happy 18th to my little man (or not so little anymore). You have grown into the most beautiful person and that as you say yourself ( a man finally).

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"We love you so much never give up on your dreams & goals, this shows from day one in my arms with the song you were born to up until our latest moment where yes I had to finally admit my son is taller than me.

"Happy Birthday mate."

Romeo celebrated his birthday surrounded by his family, including his parents, grandparents and his siblings Brooklyn, 21, Cruz, 15, and Harper, nine.

His loved-ones threw a party for him at their lavish Cotswolds home, and they all gathered round to celebrate as he blew out the candles on an amazing-looking rainbow cake.

Also wishing Romeo a happy birthday on Instagram was his model girlfriend Mimi Regan who shared a range of snaps of herself and her beau, with the caption: “KISSY KISSY 18TH BBY."

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