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David Beckham is one of the best soccer players on the planet, but that doesn't mean everyone involved in the sport is his biggest fan. In fact, as the Los Angeles Galaxy star revealed on Saturday's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, he was once booted from the field at a children's soccer game in L.A.
So is Becks one of those crazy soccer dads? Not quite. As the 36-year-old recalled, he at the soccer field waiting for his 9-year-old son Romeo's game to begin when a referee gave out a penalty to a young player from another team. Beckham didn't think the penalty was fair, and he told the ref so.
"The kids are 7 years old and (the referee) sent the kid off. And I was like, 'Come on, he's 7 years old, referee! You can't send him off,'" the husband of Victoria Beckham recounted. "And he looked at me and was like, 'Yes, I can.'"
"You can't -- he's 7 years old!" the H&M underwear model argued back. And that's when things got serious.
"(The referee) came over and he gave me a red card," Beckham said. "He told me to get out of the park. For real."
So the Brit did. He went on to say that he stayed on "the other side of the gate" for the duration of that child's game, and then "came back when my son's game was on."
The ref's behavior definitely came as a bit of a shock of Beckham, who is used to people being happy to see him at their children's soccer matches.
"The dads like seeing me there," he said, "and I coach the kids at times."