- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 14, 2011
- 4 Comments
- David Beckham
While in a way this is a little bit of a pot calling the kettle black but the comments made by LA Galaxy star David Beckham last night aren’t that bad really. Sure, he’ll likely get fined by the league and he knows that. I’d imagine he’s even cool with it as he had to get this off his chest last night:
“To be honest over the last few games I think I’ve spoke too much about referees,” Beckham said. “They’re becoming the stars of the MLS, and that’s obviously not what teams want and clubs want. You want the players to be playing out there. You want it to be fair. I just don’t think the consistency’s there. I think there’s bad calls, and we’ve had our majority of bad calls over the last few games, but it’s ruining games. It’s ruining our preparation for games. I’ll probably get in trouble, but it’s gone on too long. We want that consistency to be there, and we want to keep our players on the field.”
While most players and coaches don’t like talking about the officials because of the consequences that happen from doing so, Beckham is really one of the few that can probably get away with it in some form. Again, he’ll probably get fined by the league for these comments but at least someone is calling out the men in the middle.
I wrote last week over at SBNation.com that one ref became the star (in a bad way) of a game between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the New England Revolution. With so many cards being issued out this season, sure the players have some of the blame but so do the officials.
What do you all make of Beckham’s comments? Do you think the officials are getting too card happy this season?