David Beckham cries after Lionel Messi scores last minute free kick in Inter Miami debut
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David Beckham appeared to cry by the pitch after Lionel Messi scored a last minute free kick during his debut for Inter Miami.
Beckham is the president and co-owner of Inter Miami, which was established in 2018. As an American soccer club, they play in Major League Soccer.
The 36-year-old was subbed on in the 54th minute.
And, in a fairytale football moment, in a ‘dream come true’ for Becks, Messi took a game-changing free kick in the 94th minute of the match.
Preventing the whole thing from going to penalties, he curled the ball into the top left corner and won the game for his new team.
Watching with wife Victoria by his side, Beckham got all teary-eyed as the Argentine powered it into the net.
And everyone in the crowd went wild.
The England star’s kids Harper and Romeo were watching too, cheering on their dad’s team.
Kim Kardashian was also there fulfilling ‘soccer mom’ duties with her son Saint, plus LeBron James and Serena Williams had also turned out to support Inter Miami.
Before the match, Kardashian told Apple TV: “I played soccer for five or six years. I was goalie - and center-forward - I wasn't bad, you know! I loved it, so I'm happy that my boy loves it - and that we can come.
“They're excited and that just makes me so excited. I'm happy to be here with Victoria, David and everyone. It's going to be such a fun game.”
After Messi took the game for Inter Miami, Beckham said on Apple’s MLS Season Pass: “To be honest, as soon as I saw the free kick given, I thought, 'This is the way it's meant to end.'
“Especially when you've got players like Leo and Sergio [Busquets] on the pitch - that's what they produce. It's so exciting tonight for our fans.
“All of these people, that have come down here to see Leo just step on the pitch - let alone just do what he's done. Honestly Sergio's performance was incredible.
“But you know it's a dream come true for everybody in this stadium to see, and everybody around this country to see Leo step into the MLS and perform. I don't have many words for that.”