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Beckham banned after MLS scrap

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David Beckham has hit the headlines once again after receiving a one match suspension and an undisclosed fine for 'confrontational and provocative behaviour' during LA Galaxy's defeat against San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday.

The former England captain was angered at perceived time-wasting by the opposition as the Galaxy fell to a 4-3 defeat, and became involved in an angry scuffle after kicking the ball at a San Jose player during a break in play.

Beckham had to be restrained by teammates as the opposing players to exception to his actions, and the 37-year-old has since been banned Major League Soccer disciplinary committee for his part in the ugly scenes.

"The committee considered his conduct unacceptable and detrimental to the league's public image," read a statement. "Beckham will serve his suspension on Sunday when the Galaxy take on the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park."

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena also received a fine for his post-match criticism of the officials, as the Los Angeles side's defence of their MLS Cup suffered once again.

Last weekend's scrap was the culmination of a bad week for Beckham, who was somewhat controversially omitted from Stuart Pearce's Team GB squad for the Olympic Games in London this summer.

Watch the video above to see Beckham involved in a fracas in San Jose...

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