The Snapshot: Bench it like Beckham


1st, August 2007


FC Dallas fans mock the lack of playing time at the start of David Beckham’s LA Galaxy career with this cheeky Bench it like Beckham banner. Becks did not make the trip to Dallas due to his on-going ankle injury. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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  1. Jungle Pop says:

    I’m currently in Dallas and have been following the whole LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas game with some amusement.
    Incidentally, that banner is not a commentary on Beckham’s lack of playing time, but on his non-appearance in Dallas. The town really played up his arrival, with highway billboards featuring Becks, an all-time ticket sales record for FC Dallas, etc. And when he didn’t even travel with the team, many people are fuming. But as one person was quoted, “If you came out just to see one person, you deserve what you get.”
    Oddly, FC Dallas are already planning a way to refund some or all of the money from yesterday’s game to disgruntled fans.

  2. Justin says:

    With the psuedo-communist structure of MLS, I’m sure that refund money will be heavily subsidized through the league and / or the LA Galaxy.
    Look at it this way, Beckham’s arrival has put so much money in the MLS’ pockets that having fans moan for a game or two while he’s injured won’t make a dent.
    Now if he’s unable to play for the rest of the season…

  3. Sartre says:

    I can’t believe that people actually go to matches just to watch Beckham play. It’s not like he’s as exciting to watch as C. Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldinho etc.