Forget overbearing soccer moms, David Beckham is the ultimate meddling soccer dad!
According to a report by ESPN, the LA Galaxy star was apparently thrown off the field when he had a disagreement with a referee prior to his 9-year-old son Romeo’s soccer game.
Beckham talked about his red card incident during a recent interview with British talk show Jonathan Ross:
“I was watching the kids play the other day,” he said on Saturday’s broadcast, according to a report in British tabloid Daily Mail. “It was the game just before they were playing. It was the younger kids of Romeo’s club, and they’re playing in the game and there was a penalty given. And the kids are 7 years old, and [the referee] sent the kid off.
The decision apparently didn’t sit well with Beckham, as he explained that he confronted the ref – only to be given a red card of his own before being booted out of the park.
“I was like, ‘Come on, he’s 7 years old, referee, you can’t send him off.’ And he looked at me and was like, ‘Yes, I can.’ And I was like, ‘OK, well, you can’t, he’s 7 years old. And he came over and gave me a red card. He told me to get out of the park. For real.”
According to MSN, Beckham was then forced to wait outside the field’s gate for 20 minutes until his son’s match started. Only then was he allowed back in the park as a spectator.
To hear David Beckham talk about his recent red card incident at the youth soccer game, watch the clip below: