It seems rude of me if I don’t mention the controversial topic surrounding David Beckham being left out of Team GB.
On Monday Stuart Pearce’s Olympic football squad will be announced and David Beckham will not feature.
I honestly thought that David Beckham’s name would be first on that team sheet.
David put his heart and soul into helping London win the Olympic bid and what thanks does he get.
I understand that Stuart Pearce was only allowed to take three players over 30 years of age, those players are Ryan Giggs, Micah Richards and Craig Bellamy.
Now, I’m not going to sit here and knock these guys, although I would have had David Beckham over any of these but they have still been chosen on merit.
Beckham may not be playing football at the highest level anymore but he is fit and able to play. He also paints a positive image of our country, which he has done worldwide.
As an experienced player he can provide support and advice to the younger players.
The presence he has on and off the field is outstanding.
His omission has shocked many people. With a number of journalists, football legends and the general public alike voicing their fury at Stuart Pearce’s decision on social networking sites and within the media.
Beckham said: “Everyone knows how much playing for my country has meant to me. So I would have been honoured to have been part of this unique Team GB squad. Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me.”
Stuart Pearce’s Team GB were drawn in Group A at London 2012 alongside Senegal, Uruguay and United Arab Emirates.
Their Olympic campaign begins against Senegal at Old Trafford on 26 July.
I think on this occasion Pearce has made a bad decision but only time will tell.
It’s reported that Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale who is expected to be chosen by Pearce, will have to pull out after suffering an injury which will rule him out of the London Olympics.
Are you disappointed like me?
Or do you think Stuart Pearce has made the right decision?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.