It is a sad day such as this, when a hero falls down. David Beckham, a beloved member on the British, and international stage has been injured leaving him to miss what would be a record breaking fourth consecutive world cup.
The injury came to his achilles tendon, and it makes you wonder whether this will march him into retirement. As this world cup approached his place was a questionable one in the England side, although he proved a strong substitute, and AC Milan’s only decent player in the recent Champion’s league match.
He is famous for so much and perhaps it is his time leave the beautiful game, as he has acheived so much in the international arena. It is also inevitable that his body would give out before his mind with his everlasting commitment to football and capturing the hearts and minds of those around the world.
He’s argued with Ferguson, curled in a phenomenal amount of goals, even had a film where he is the inspiration (Bend it like Beckham), and I am sure his stamp and presence will remain in the hearts of every England fan.