David Beckham turns down international send-off

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Do you think he should’ve been offered one in the first place?


Goldenballs has formally turned down Fabio Capello’s offer of an England farewell match, pretty much closing the book on his Three Lions career.

According to The Sun’s Shaun Custis, Becks could have been given his swansong in next month’s friendly against France, providing LA Galaxy had already been knocked out of the MLS Playoffs – a pretty big ‘if’ for a team currently riding high at the top of the league.

However, the 35-year-old is apparently “not interested in officially bringing the curtain down on his England career”.

The sentimental cap-giveaway that marked the last games of Beckham’s career was a hugely divisive issue amongst England fans.

Some might argue his international life died with the country’s Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, others that his continued messianic presence was necessary in a team otherwise led by feckless or uninspiring managers.

Do YOU reckon Sir Becks deserves his own farewell game?

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