Beckham saga a British soap opera

June 12, 2003
By Steve Wilstein
If Prince Charles were sold to Spain for close to $50 million there might be less uproar in England than there is over the proposed sale of soccer megastar David Beckham.

Beckham is the face and, with his frequent changes, the hairstyle of English soccer.

He means as much to Manchester United as Derek Jeter does to the New York Yankees.

He means more to England than any athlete in a team sport does to the United States.

He is a large part ...

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