Posted May 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
For David Beckham the footballer, this really was the very end. Now begins the rest of his already very famous life. At a small, homely stadium on the Brittany coast of western France, with seagulls flying overhead and a world away from football temples like Manchester United's Old Trafford where fans used to sing his name, Beckham on Sunday officially became football's most famous new retiree. A thigh injury made Beckham unavailable for Paris Saint-Germain's final match of the season. Coach Carlo Ancelotti had also previously suggested that the plastic turf pitch in Lorient's stadium might be too taxing for Beckham's 38-year-old legs. So Beckham sat this one out. He didn't have to make the trip, since he wasn't on the team, but still he tagged along for the ride one last time. Hands buried in the pockets of his red team top, his usually immaculately coiffed hair toasting under a wooly black hat, Beckham took his place on the PSG bench with zero fanfare. He was so inconspicuous...
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