With the 2012 London Olympics Games less than a month away, many Londoners have been awaiting the release of the Team Great Britain Olympic football squad.
One of the elder statesmen that was thought to be a lock for the club was former England captain David Beckham.
A report today from The Guardian, and also confirmed by Becks himself, is stating that Great Britain manager Stuart Pearce has decided to leave the Galaxy ace off the roster.
“Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me,” said Becks.
“So I would have been honored to have been part of this unique Team GB squad. Naturally, I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me. And like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold.
Beckham has always been a proud supporter of his country, just recently offering his thoughts on England’s Euro Cup chances before being eliminated.
Pearce had been in LA this past week watching Beckham and his Galaxy side, but in the end decided to select Craig Bellamy, Ryan Giggs, and Micah Richards as his three overage players.
Though disappointed, Becks will still be traveling to London for the games, and could also take part in the opening ceremonies.
“As a Londoner, I have been really proud to have played a small part in bringing the Olympics to my home town, and I can’t wait for the Games to begin,” he concluded.