Video: Galaxy’s mascot-molesting Beckham suspended additional game

Major League Soccer announced today that Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has received an additional one-game suspension for popping off verbally and physically at the end of the June 30 4-3 loss against San Jose.

He also missed last night’s game against the Union.

The league called it “confrontational and provocative behavior”; Beckham will no doubt call it as rest day since he won’t have to travel to Chicago Sunday for the Galaxy game against the Fire.

Beckham’s antics included kicking a ball at the referee, confronting opposing players and finally taking it all out on the Earthquakes’ mascot, who is apparently named Q.

“The MLS Disciplinary Committee … considered his conduct unacceptable and detrimental to the League’s public image,” a statement released today said.

You can see the whole thing above.

Meanwhile, the committee also levied undisclosed fines for public criticism of the officials to Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena and Montreal Impact Coach Jesse Marsch.

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  • http://www.shirtees.net shirteesdotnet

    I really have no problem with what Beckham did. He is one of the few people who show any passion on this team. Even Bruce has more passion than 8 or 9 of the other starting 11. Bruce has every right to be PO at this point.

    The July 4th game had yet another no call hand ball from the opposing team. This is now like 6 games in a row where LAG should have got the call and a penalty kick. These small details can make or break games.

    Sure, thats the way the cookie crumbles, but theres something fishy after more than just a couple wrong calls.

  • redders

    Did you see how quickly the guy on the floor jumped up off his deathbed? A+ for accuracy, A+ for getting the guy off the floor. After that, the grades tail off a bit….

  • Justin

    He did nothing to the mascot you hack!