David Beckham left out of Olympic team


David Beckham left out of Olympic team


As news that David Beckham didn't make the Olympic team hit, his celeb pals including Ronan Keating and James Corden took to Twitter to show their support for the disappointed footballer.


The announcement that Team GB manager Stuart Pearce had not selected David for the Olympic team came yesterday, and rapidly caused a storm of opinion on Twitter with tweets of support using the hashtag #pickbecks.

James Corden tweeted: "To ask David Beckham to give everything to winning the Olympics for London and then not picking him to take part is so disrespectful," while Ronan Keating said: "Don't understand why David Beckham was not picked for Olympic team. One of the greatest ambassadors for the game. And still totally capable."

Taking part in the run-up to the Olympics, lighting the torch when it first arrived on British soil from Greece, David was also a part of the delegation that travelled to Singapore in 2005 to bid for the games.

One of Britain's greatest footballers, David also represented the UK at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Speaking to press about not making the team, David said: "'Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me. So I would have been honoured to have been part of this unique Team GB squad."

He added: "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."

What a good sport!

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