The sound quality at Beckham’s presentation was so bad speakers sounded like adults on a “Peanuts” animated special.
Embattled Carson Mayor Jim Dear received a better reception than embattled Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was roundly booed.
And David Beckham, smartly attired in (what looked like) a charcoal gray suit, said all the right, if totally bland, things in his Artful Dodger-like London accent.
“This is one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever taken on in my career,” said the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star. “I feel very proud to be part of this for the next five years.”