Beckham booed by Galaxy fans

WELCOME BACK! L A Galaxy fans boo David Beckham during a friendly match against AC Milan in Los Angeles. AFP

Beckham was playing at home for the first time since he returned to the Galaxy after he controversially extended his loan spell with Milan into the first half of the Major League Soccer season.

Beckham was constantly booed on Sunday by many in the 27,000 sell out crowd, with some holding derisive banners. One said "go home fraud", while another read "Hey Becks, here before you, here after you, here despite you".

Beckham was visibly annoyed at the frequent booing and had to be escorted away by security as the players left the field at halftime when he walked over to an area of seats to confront jeering fans. "I just wanted to shake one of their hands and tell them to calm down.Some of the things they're saying are very disrespectful. Certain things you don't deserve to have said to you."

Beckham managed to calm hostility when he helped set up both of the Galaxy's goals in the 2-2 draw.

After Thiago Silva had put Milan in front, Beckham provided a field-length cross to Donovan, who set up Alan Gordon for the equaliser in the 29th minute.

Filippo Inzaghi put the Italian giants ahead in the 61st minute only for Bryan Jordan to connect on a Beckham corner  in the 65th minute.

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