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With David Beckham, you take the good with the bad

July 05, 2012|RedEye

Another year, another L.A. Galaxy visit that won't feature David Beckham. The English soccer star was suspended by MLS for Sunday's match against the Fire at Toyota Park thanks to an angry display during Sunday's game against San Jose.

Beckham now has missed games at Toyota Park due to injury or suspension in each of the past four seasons. Maybe fans can spot him around town this weekend—he'll definitely have time on his hands.

In the meantime, it's no surprise his behavior has him in trouble again, as the uber-celebrity has landed in the spotlight for his temper as much as his considerable generosity.

Bad David

July 2009

Security staff had to restrain Beckham after he took exception to fans heckling him for his supposed lack of commitment to the Galaxy. Not the way you want to treat your supporters. Then again, since the team won the MLS Cup last season, they've probably forgiven him.

Good David

September 2010

Beckham sued a woman who claims he paid her for sex, and he announced that any money he received from the $25 million libel lawsuit to charity. Even in a scandal, this guy finds a way to generate positive publicity.

Good David

July 2011

No doubt figuring their children will never want for anything, Becks and his wife took many of the gifts showered upon them when their daughter, Harper Seven, was born and donated them to charity. Those gifts were worth thousands of dollars. Bravo, Beckhams.

Bad David

October 2011

Beckham got into a shouting match with Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis after a game. The Brit pointed a finger in the coach's direction, but players intervened before things escalated. Maybe settle this over beers, guys?

Good David

February 2012

This is actually Good David disguised as Bad David. He was tossed from his 7-year-old son's soccer game for arguing with a referee. The official ejected another child from the game, and this didn't sit well with the father of four. Way to stand up for the kids, David!

Bad David

July 2012

This week against San Jose, Becks kicked a ball at an opposing player has he lay on the field, apparently faking an injury. This led to arguing, and Beckham had to be restrained. He could have been pouting about his English Olympic team snub, too.

Tribune contributed

Sources: espn.com, foxsports.com, Los Angeles Times

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