Beckham 'sent off' by referee of children's match

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David Beckham was sent off by a referee as he stood on the sidelines waiting to watch his son play football, it has emerged. The former England and Manchester United midfielder got his marching orders after protesting at a decision to send off one of the young players.

In an interview with Jonathan Ross due to be aired this evening, Beckham said: "I was watching the kids play the other day, it was the game just before [my sons] were playing... and there was a penalty given. And the kids are seven years old and he sent the kid off. And I was like, 'Come on, he's seven years old, referee, you can't send him off.'

"He looked at me and was like, 'Yes, I can.' And I was like, 'OK, well, you can't, he's seven years old.' And he came over and gave me a red card. He told me to get out of the park."

Beckham, who now plays for LA Galaxy, also said his children were "happy" in the US and did not rule out having more children with his wife, Victoria. He told Ross: "We might have one more or two more, you never know. We're not thinking about it yet, but if it happens, great. We're enjoying the kids as it is. It's always a thought."