After tirelessly campaigning to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to London, David Beckham was distraught today when it became clear he had not been picked for the British Olympic football team. Stuart Pierce who has been charged with putting the team together announced the squad this morning, and Beckham's name was not on the list.
Beckham was upset and angered by the snub, and vowed that he would not allow this summer's games to take place. "It's my ball, and if I'm not allowed to play then nobody can," he told reporters.
The idea that David Beckham would have enough clout to get the games cancelled has been called into question by David Hemery - Vice Chairman of the British Olympic Association and several prominent members of the International Olympic Committee.
However, it seems Beckham has a powerful ally. Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, has announced that he will be backing David's controversial plan to have the Olympic Games cancelled. Lord Coe was said to be 'absolutely furious' after finding out that he too had been snubbed when the British squad for the 1500 metres was announced.