Spend It like Beckham
The British media is up in arms because a nice young man by the name of David Beckham has accepted a vast sum of money to play soccer for an American club. Here we have George W. Bush angling for war against Iran in the crowded Persian Gulf-and the Brits are in a lather about Beckham's defection. You would think he had been playing for an English club, an archrival of the unheard of LA Galaxy. But Beckham left Manchester United for Real Madrid three years ago after the English club treated him in the manner George Steinbrenner used to reserve for managers before Joe Torre.
Nothing makes an Englishman's blood boil more than seeing a fellow Brit strike it rich-which Beckham did, to …
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Publication information: Article title: Spend It like Beckham. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The American Conservative. Volume: 6. Issue: 3 Publication date: February 12, 2007. Page number: 35. © 2009 The American Conservative LLC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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