between himself and angry team fans. Last Sunday, in an international
“friendly” game with AC Milan, fans belonging to the Riot Squad support
group heckled Beckham during the game's first half. Beckham has upset
many with his buy-out of his own contract so that he can play for AC
Milan after the Galaxy's current season ends. At one point a fan,
identified in some reports as an independent film producer named Josh
Paige, jumped down from the stands to face Beckham.
claimed the midfielder baited Paige to come onto the field. When Paige
did jump down to the pitch, he was quickly subdued by security and is now banned
for life from any events at the game's venue, the Home Depot Center in
Carson. Beckham has been quoted as saying he merely wished to shake
Paige's hand. No announcement of the fine has appeared on MLS's Web site.