not only equaled Bobby Moore's record 108 England caps for an outfield player Wednesday against Spain in Seville, he added to another record he
holds for his country -- most ever yellow cards.
"Following a show of dissent, Beckham's 17th international yellow card takes him two clear of Paul
(while Goldenballs' record of two reds also looks safe)," writes Henry Winter
. He reports that Beckham became petulant after the game when
the press queried his poor discipline. "Why would you want to focus on that rather than the 108 caps?" Beckham retorted.
"Simple," says Winter. "Because England's most
experienced player was at times running about like a hot-headed teenager, moaning at the referee Stephane Lannoy
, even flirting with expulsion. It was all so
unnecessary. Beckham did enough good things with the ball to signal his enduring passion for England."
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