Posted on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:45 AM PDT
Despite his legendary soccer skills, David Beckham did not make the British Olympic team.
"Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me, so I would have been honored to have been part of this unique Team GB squad," Beckham said in a statement today. "Naturally I am very disappointed but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me and like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold."
The 37-year-old soccer star continued, "As a Londoner I was really proud to have played a small part in bringing the Olympics to my home town as part of [Sebastian Coe]'s team. I can't wait for the Games to begin and enjoy every moment along with the rest of Great Britain."
Earlier this month, Beckham was still being considered for the team, but only three players over the age of 23 were selected for the final roster. The British Olympic team has been drawn in Group A of the tournament, alongside Senegal, two-time champions Uruguay and United Arab Emirates. Looks like we'll be seeing Becks in the stands though!
It has to hurt, but he also had to have seen this one coming!
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