Coconut goes over the top
David Beckham was red-carded in LA Galaxy’s defeat to Seattle Sounders on Saturday. The ex-England captain was sent-off in the 17th minute for a studs up challenge on Peter Vagenas.
Becks overstretched after letting the ball out of his control. It was a bad tackle, just not as bad as the mute-me-now-please commentators make out.
In a quote that for some reason sounds like it has been through a translation site a few times, Beckham said: “Pete is one of my best friends. I think it’s a hard tackle but not with means for a red card.
“I’ve never gone in one tackle wanting to hurt someone. The referee saw it differently.”