The soccer world was stunned today after it was revealed that David Beckham has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a ruptured Achilles' when he slipped on a Banana Peel hurled on to the pitch in the closing moments of the AC Milan match.
Police are even now searching relentlessly though reams of video cam footage for the perpetrator, described by many in attendance, 'as surely some nasty sod from a third world banana republic trying to even the odds."
Investigators have verified that at least 17 spectators using stolen visas from US citizens working in the UK for the Spoof.com, were in attendance, " and it could have been anyone of them...we're currently stumped" said Inspector Percy Montbatten, fresh off his case concerning the 'purloined egg' caper in Manchester.
While Monbatten seems to be turning a blind eye to the subject, apparently under orders from Scottsman Gordon Brown, many outraged fans said it was the unruly Sean Penn, and backer of Chavez and Caracas United that was behind the despicable act.
Said one fan, " he was beside himself, snarling, foaming at the mouth he was.
Couldn't get near him. Cursing every time Becks brought the ball upfield.
Just as the game was about to end, he hurled a stack of banana peels on the
pitch and made off in the crowd!"
World Cup insiders said Caracas United has no chance in the world cup, especially since their field has been appropriated by Chavez for public executions, and all funding for uniforms and equipment has been suspended.
Long time Man U and Beckham fan, Skoob, was devastated. "Not this, Not NOW! All the while I figured Posh was Beck's Achilles....how were we to know some demented third world banana apologist would take Becky off the Pitch! Bastard! Hope he bleeds to death from Hemorrhoids!"
Some held out hope. Dutch underground radio DJ Jaggedone said "Don't throw in the towel yet Mates. That Finnish surgeon is supposed to be top drawer, and then Becks is off to Amsterdam where I know bedside care
'can't be beat!"
Echoing JO was Nurse's Union #91, that upon hearing the news Beckham would be heading their way for home health care, was taking another look at their stand about not providing sexual relief as part of 'continuing therapy.'
It is said that Becks will be sharing a room with Ashley Cole as both recover from their recent injuries and undergoing 'rigorous rehab."