He helped us win the Olympic bid for London. So are we the only ones that think it’s a bit, er, unfair that David Beckham has been left out of the Team GB Olympic football team?
Manager Stuart Pearce is said to have broken the news to him this week, leaving Becks ‘very’ disappointed. (Hmm, we can imagine he’s got a little bit more to say in private…).
Ever the gentleman, Becks says, 'Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me. So I would have been honoured to have been part of this unique Team GB squad. Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me. And like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold.’
Frankly, we’re seriously considering boycotting the football now. Because, he’s just, well… he’s David Beckham. He is a walking, talking, drippingly gorgeous advertisement for our country and the fact that we produce incredible talent.
But even ignoring that, he’s also a real ambassador for the Games and a global icon. He helped us win the bid, he flew from LA just to carry the Olympic torch. Why wouldn’t we showcase him during the biggest event to hit the UK in years, when the world’s attention is on us?
And let’s not forget… he’s not named Goldenballs for nothing. He was Manchester United’s star player, has won 100 international caps and has even been awarded an OBE for services to football.
Surely it’s only common sense to include him in the squad. We’re not the only ones who think it’s a Very. Bad. Decision.
James Cordon tweeted, ‘To ask David Beckham to give everything to winning the Olympics for London and then not picking him to take part is so disrespectful.’
And his sister Joanne tweeted: “Well .... What a ******* joke ..... Dissapointed and outraged and very sad ..... A point will be proved I'm sure.’
We can only imagine what VB will be thinking…
But we’ll leave it to Becks himself to have the final word. 'As a Londoner, I will have been really proud to have played a small part in bringing the Olympics to my home town as part of Seb's [Coe] team, and I can't wait for the games to begin and enjoy every moment along with the rest of Great Britain.'
We’ll still be cheering for him… even if Stuart Pearce isn’t.