Beckham Slams U.s. Critics

Subscribe to David Beckham alerts

Soccer superstar David Beckham has hit back at critics who took aim at him for sharing his time between teams in Italy and Los Angeles - because he's the one who's suffering.
Dozens of fans of Major League Soccer (MLS) team Los Angeles Galaxy blasted Beckham for signing part-time with AC Milan when last year's U.S. season was over.
His stint in Italy overlapped with the start of the MLS season at the beginning of 2009, prompting criticism from some fans - but Beckham insists it is vital he remains fit to achieve his dreams of playing in a fourth World Cup for England.
Appearing on Fox Sports Radio on Wednesday (04Nov09), Beckham said, "I go away and leave my family for six months. They come and see me for a week every eight weeks - I hate being away from them.
"I go and live in Italy and I can't take my family because my boys are settled in school... It kills me."
And Beckham told radio hosts Petros Papadakis and Matt Smith he took a financial hit to play for both teams.
The soccer star will return to AC Milan when the Galaxy's current MLS play-off run is over.


Tags: David Beckham

Subscribe to David Beckham alerts

More David Beckham

Elton John And David Furnish Finally Tie The Knot

Elton John and his long-time civil partner David Furnish have finally taken advantage of the UK's recent equality developments by becoming officially married in a...

David Beckham & His Son, 15-Year-Old Brooklyn, Reportedly Involved In Car Accident

David Beckham has reportedly been involved in a car accident in London.David Beckham with his wife Victoria and their sons: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.Read More:...

David Beckham Launches ‘Haig Club’ Whiskey in Edinburgh

David Beckham is expanding his commercial empire with the launch of his first whiskey, Haig Club. The single-grain Scotch has been developed in association with...

David Beckham Poses For The Signing Of The New 'Off Road' Photo Collection For Belstaff - Part 1

As part of the new Belstaff collection, 'Off Road', David Beckham was photographed with other models outside of Belstaff House in New York City. The...


David Beckham Poses With Photographer Peter Lindbergh Outside Belstaff House In New York - Part 2

Ahead of the signing for the new book containing a photograph collection of him in the Belstaff 'Off Road' selection, David Beckham was seen getting...

Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]

They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans...

David Beckham & Sons Attend Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, See Who Else Was There [Pictures]

David Beckham's appearance at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards ended when he and his two sons - Romeo and Cruz - were covered in...

Wimbledon 2014: Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman & Keira Knightley Watch Epic Men's Final [Pictures]

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world...



David Beckham Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on David Beckham

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All