Maradona Slams 'Girly' Beckham
The ENGLAND captain is widely viewed as one of the game's greatest talents, with Spanish side Real Madrid paying Britain's Manchester United $40 million (GBP25 million) this summer (03) to secure his services - but Argentinean Maradona is sceptical of the 28-year-old's talents.
The 43-year-old, who led Argentina to WORLD CUP glory in 1986 following the notorious 'Hand of God' goal against England, says, "Beckham is too pretty for a football pitch. He's so pretty, he looks like a woman. He's a good player, but not a world star."
Maradona, promoting his new autobiography in Beijing, China, also accused Beckham of being obsessed with his wife - singer VICTORIA - and not dedicating enough time to soccer.
But Beckham isn't alone as the subject of Maradona's vitriol - during a outburst he called American President George W Bush a killer.17/11/2003 13:28