Becks steps down

David Beckham's tearful farewell as captain.

By Kl

Published July 5, 2006 2:20PM (EDT)

The most startling aspect of David Beckham's announcement over the weekend, as he stepped down as captain of England's World Cup team after its disappointing performance, wasn't the bare emotion of his prepared remarks, but the way in which he delivered them. We never realized the man who set a million hearts aflame -- and even more male chests ablaze with hot-wax treatments -- had the voice of a chastened little school boy.

By Kl


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