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David Beckham Is “Over-Aged, Overrated And Overpaid”

by | 26th, July 2007

THE New York Times writer Will Leitch was doing well until he got onto George Best. He was too elfin to break your nose but he might shag your girlfriend:

DAVID BECKHAM’S gimpy 13-minute Major League Soccer debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday against the English powerhouse Chelsea didn’t impress the critics who feel he’s an over-the-hill player being shoved down our throats by a publicity machine. It seems Beckham’s arrival on our shores is accomplishing something one wouldn’t think possible: It’s uniting those who worship the global game of soccer and those who can’t stand it, on the ground that Beckham is over-aged, overrated and overpaid.

Many have compared Beckham’s arrival to the failed Pelé experiment with the New York Cosmos in the ’70s, but that was an

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