Paul McCartney Slams 'Idiot' Who Denied David Beckham A Spot On Olympic Soccer Team

Paul McCartney is upset that David Beckham won't be playing with Great Britain's soccer team at the upcoming 2012 London Olympics.

Paul McCartney Slams 'Idiot' Who Denied David Beckham A Spot On Olympic Soccer Team
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Olympic rules state that only athletes aged 23 and under can participate in national teams, but each manager is allowed to name three older players as wild card players on an 18-man squad. England's manager, Stuart Pearce, passed over 37-year-old Beckham despite his high-profile efforts to help secure the London Olympics deal. In a new interview with Short List, Paul McCartney vehemently disagrees with that decision. "I would've thought first choice would be Beckham because of his huge contribution to getting the Olympics," the legendary musician states. "But, you know, some idiot decided otherwise. I feel a bit sorry for the three over-23-year-olds, because we're going to be looking at them and going, "That should've been Beckham." He's a national hero. And it would've been great for him to lead out our British team, but someone somewhere said... What did they say? So-and-so's playing better. Like it matters." McCartney is slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. Thanks to UltimateClassicRock for the report.

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    ryaniomitch
    "England's manager" team GB's manager, not england. the captain for a start is welsh haha
    MetalRock4ever
    This comes from a guy who likes Kanye West and thinks that One Direction (not the band who sued the - I regret saying this - more "popular One Direction) are the next Beatles. I had respect for Paul, now I couldn't care less. Plus, the England team needs a change of players.
    Kriggs
    I love you Paul but Im sorry, Pearcey's got it right this time, he chose based on "form". Becks plays in the MLS while the rest are all Premiership players.. And plus are you gonna deny Giggsy the captaincy? He deserves to play more than any other British player based on the fact that he is the GREATEST (debatable with George Best) footballer to never play in an international tournament.
    MilDosmil
    I don't think anyone's gonna say "That should've been Beckham" while Ryan Gigg's playing.
    Supersonic1
    MetalRock4ever wrote: This comes from a guy who likes Kanye West and thinks that One Direction (not the band who sued the - I regret saying this - more "popular One Direction) are the next Beatles. I had respect for Paul, now I couldn't care less. Plus, the England team needs a change of players.
    Paul said that One Direction are NOT the next Beatles. He said nobody could be the next Beatles because, well, it's true. And when did everyone suddenly become a Ryan Giggs fan? It's ridiculous how John Terry got stripped of his England captaincy cause he had a fling with Wayne Bridge's bird, but Giggs ****s his brother's wife for 8 years and he's some kind of role model. Absolute gobshite.
    iommi600
    MetalRock4ever wrote: This comes from a guy who likes Kanye West and thinks that One Direction (not the band who sued the - I regret saying this - more "popular One Direction) are the next Beatles. I had respect for Paul, now I couldn't care less. Plus, the England team needs a change of players.
    Woah, and this comment got 4 upvotes. Elitism at its finest. UG scares me sometimes.
    Oh_Nutz
    Is this 'gossip-club.com' or something? i dont log on to read about pauls opinion on THE OLYMPICS, i want to read about MUSIC NEWS!!
    jamiey1
    "Englands manager" And they wonder why Scotland didn't want players in the team..
    Hungry_Hameds
    Paul McCartney's always gonna route for the over the hill, not a patch on what they used to be types, he's one himself... Giggs is still world class, he's changed his game to remain at the top level. MLS is 3 leagues below the Premiership.
    aldogia
    David Beckam is too old and too slow to compete in the Olympic team. Just because he raised his hand in securing the Olympics doesnt mean that he should get a sympathetic spot in the team. Surely you want the best team on the field, not the most sentimental team???
    dentrix
    Supersonic1 wrote: MetalRock4ever wrote: This comes from a guy who likes Kanye West and thinks that One Direction (not the band who sued the - I regret saying this - more "popular One Direction) are the next Beatles. I had respect for Paul, now I couldn't care less. Plus, the England team needs a change of players. Paul said that One Direction are NOT the next Beatles. He said nobody could be the next Beatles because, well, it's true. And when did everyone suddenly become a Ryan Giggs fan? It's ridiculous how John Terry got stripped of his England captaincy cause he had a fling with Wayne Bridge's bird, but Giggs ****s his brother's wife for 8 years and he's some kind of role model. Absolute gobshite.
    uhh john terry got stripped of the England captaincy because he allegedly racially abused Anton Ferdinand, it had nothing to with any affair