Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Beckham, Real Players Fight Back at President
The Guardian and Various, January 19th, 2007 4:54PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

If nothing else, Real Madrid's players are united in contempt of Ramon Calderon, after the club's president delivered a loose-lipped speech at a local university where he harshly criticized Real's players-David Beckham in particular. In an hour-long meeting arranged by club captains Raul, Guti and Roberto Carlos, Beckham and others dug into Calderon for the shameful things he'd said about them.

Coach Fabio Capello and the rest of the squad were reportedly shocked and impressed at the way the normally mild-mannered Beckham hit back at the president, calling him "a liar" for saying he had bought a house in Los Angeles before telling the club of his decision to move to MLS, and for telling students moving to the States was his last resort because no other clubs would have him. "You have treated me with a total lack of respect," Becks said, something "my teammates will always have...but you never will now."

Beckham wasn't the only one taking shots at the president: "That's enough s*** from your mouth," added another. "If you have anything to say about us, tell us to our faces." Raul, the club's long-serving captain, later told Spanish papers: "The president is the president and can talk whenever he wants to, but his comments created bad feeling and were not appropriate." Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
High school vs. club debate rages in New Jersey    
High school vs. club has long been an issue on the boys side, culminating with the ...
Man United's Falcao Out Two Weeks    
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for another two weeks with a "new injury", ...
Arsenal's Injury Woes Ahead of Man United Clash     
While much has been made of the injury crisis facing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, ...
Bolton Coach Fumes at Klinsmann    
Bolton Wanderers coach Neil Lennon on Friday slammed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann for what he called ...
Liverpool Investigates Sturridge Injury    
Liverpool has opened an investigation into Daniel Sturridge's persistent injury problems after the striker suffered yet ...
Report: Messi Could Leave Barca over Tax Threat     
According to unnamed sources cited by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona due ...
Chelsea's Costa 'Totally Recovered' From Injury    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that star striker Diego Costa, who missed Spain's 3-0 win against ...
Klopp Hints at Reus Departure     
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is powerless to keep Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund, and hinted ...
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives