In photos: David Beckham celebrates last match with an ashtray
PARIS Saint-Germain’s milked every last ounce from being the club for which David Beckham has played his last professional football match. But as the world looked at Becks, we looked at the Ligue One Trophy. No big ears on this monstrosity, just a silvery ball sat on a plinth within a hexagon inside a wheel. It looks not a lot unlike one of the ashtrays that used to sit on the tables at London’s Quaglinos bar and eatery in the 1990s.
Moments of confusion surely even for such a seasoned trophy holder as Becks. Was he meant to hold it aloft of sit back and spit olive stones into it?
That such an powerful moment in Beckham’s career should end with him holding this object is unfortunate. If he gives it one of his children, will he in some ways be accused of encouraging them to smoke? Can it fit in David’s sock draw among his other medals? Will Posh wear it as hat or medallion?
The thing is more of a problem than it’s worth. Who’d blame Becks for putting it in his hand luggage and letting the airport border guards take it off him. There must be a door that needs propping open somewhere…