On Wednesday night (June 27th), England’s football coach, Stuart Pearce had to break the news to David Beckham that he did not make the British team for this summer’s London Olympics. According to ESPN, there are only three spots for players over 23.
London Olympics chairman Sebastian Coe maintained that Beckham will still be an integral part of the Olympics, despite not making the team. ”David has been an extraordinary supporter, probably our No. 1 supporter, of the games from the very beginning and is keen to continue his enthusiastic support right to the end,” Coe said.
“He really gets this. He is from east London and knows how important the games and sport are to young people. He is a great role model and we are lucky to have such an advocate. I will be talking to him about a games-time role.”
What does Becks have to say about the news?
After learning the news, Beckham, 37, released his own statement today. ”Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me, so I would have been honored 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.”
We still love you, Becks.