CARSON, Calif. (AP) - David Beckham received an ugly reception in his first home game with the Los Angeles Galaxy, getting booed and confronting a fan at halftime of his team's 2-2 tie with AC Milan on Sunday night.
Anti-Beckham sentiment ran high as the English star returned after missing half of the Major League Soccer season while on a five-month loan to the Italian club. He was clearly angered by the frequent booing and derisive banners held up in a corner of the stadium where 1 of the team's fan groups sits.
The homemade signs all had messages directed at Beckham. "Go home fraud" read one, with a red slash through his No. 23 jersey number. Another said, "23: Repent," while another read, "Hey Becks, Here Before You, Here After You, Here Despite You." Another read, "Is evil something u are...or something u do."