LA Galaxy fans jeer Beckham with 'Go Home, Fraud' banner

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London, July 21 (ANI): LA Galaxy fans jeered and gestured at ace midfielder David Beckham, which resulted in an ugly confrontation with fans at his first return home match in Los Angeles.

The former England captain attempted to jump over a barrier as he left the field at halftime to remonstrate with a section of the crowd that had been jeering him.

Beckham had already endured boos from fans on July 16 during his first game back in America, an away match against the New York Red Bulls, after a five-month loan spell at AC Milan.

But his first return match at Galaxy's home ground, a friendly against AC Milan, sparked more angry jeering, SKY News reported.

A hardcore section of the crowd booed Beckham every time he touched the ball and held aloft signs reading: "Go home, fraud" and "23: Repent", in reference to his shirt number.

Another read: "Hey Becks, here before you, here after you, here despite you," while one stated: "Is evil something u are... or something u do?"

Earlier this year, Beckham indicated he wanted to stay in AC Milan rather than return to America, stating that the standard of play was far higher in Italy.

The apparent snub has angered some LA fans, notably a hardcore that sit in the so-called LA Riot Squad section.

Throughout the first half of the game, he was subjected to jeers and obscene chants.

After the referee blew for halftime, Beckham tried to hurdle an advertising boarding and appeared to make a "come on" gesture towards fans.

Despite the incident, Beckham returned in the second half. He was the last man to take to the pitch and hugged several of his former AC Milan teammates before gesturing towards the rowdy section.

In the 65th minute, Beckham helped set up an LA Galaxy goal. After doing so, he turned and shrugged his shoulders in the direction of those who had been jeering him. (ANI)

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