Once upon a time international superstar David Beckham was just a soccer/football player. Sure he had crazy hairstyles and a famous wife, but at least he used to produce on the field. Since his much ballyhooed moved to MLS in 2007, any remaining remnant of Beckham the player officially merged into Beckham as a walking billboard who might be more famous for sitting courtside at Lakers games next to the likes of Zac Efron than actually playing in MLS.
In any event, fresh off the heels of the Los Angeles Galaxy's tour of New Zealand and ahead of Beckham's short-term loan to AC Milan it was announced today that the Serie A club will play a February friendly at Glasgow Rangers. Is this that big of a deal? Not really...except listen to the words from Rangers chief executive Martin Bain:
"David Beckham has arguably been the most famous footballer in the world in recent years, and supporters of all ages will be eager to see him in the flesh."
You can practically see the drool dripping off his mouth and the dollar, err, pound signs in his eyes. Wherever Beckham goes it creates major moola.
At this point in his career why not just let Beckham get loaned out to every league in the world so they'll all receive a nice monetary jolt at the gate. Better yet Beckham could just create his own traveling all-star team to span the globe. Hell, they could even turn it into a cartoon like the Harlem Globetrotters. Who wouldn't want to watch animated version of Beckham, Victoria, Romeo, Brooklyn and the rest of the crews wacky adventures?
Beckham Sideshow Set for Scotland originally appeared on Soccer FanHouse on Thu, 18 Dec 2008 13:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.