BR - “He’s a national hero. I would’ve thought Beckham would be first choice because of his huge contribution to getting the Olympics.
"But some idiot decided otherwise. I feel a bit sorry for the three over-23s because we’re going to be looking at them and saying, ‘That should’ve been Beckham.’"
That was the verdict of Sir Paul McCartney—former Beatle ceremonial conductor of mass-singalongs at momentous British events and beginner bandwagon jumper—on Stuart Pearce's decision to omit David Beckham from his Team GB football squad in an interview with British magazine ShortList just prior to the beginning of London 2012.