Becks' Achilles injury immortalised in poem

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London, March 17 (ANI): David Beckham's injury has become the subject of a poem by a huge football fan and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Duffy likens Beckham, who was ruled out of World Cup after hurting his ankle, to the ancient battlefield hero in her work entitled 'Achilles', who was dubbed as the greatest warrior in the Trojan war in the ancient Greek mythology.

"In many ways he's very human, and the interesting thing about taking ordinary people with a particular talent and making them into heroes is when they are seen at their most human," the BBC quoted Duffy as telling Radio 4's The World At One.

"The most tragic image was him being unable to walk and crying on the side of the pitch. You just thought how all the money in the world and private planes can't sort this. It was a very moving moment," she added.

Duffy continued: "He (Beckham) is almost a mythical figure himself, in popular culture. People, like Beckham, in their public lives are stories the rest of us follow.

"It's fascinating that the injury takes its name from Achilles... The whole point of Greek myths is the combination of triumph and tragedy that we follow in them." (ANI)

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