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Becks tells Jonathan Ross how he was sent off at a kids match for disputing a referee’s decision.

“And the kids are seven years old and he sent the kid off. And I was like, ‘Come on, he’s seven, referee, you can’t send him off.’ And he looked at me and was like, ‘Yes, I can’.

Perhaps a future managing Manchester United isn’t as unlikely as it once seemed.

Good too, of magnanimous Becks to highlight one of Gilesy’s great fears for the future of football, despite all the brickbats Gilesy has thrown at him over the years.

They mightn’t rank as highly on Gilesy’s blacklist as third-level education, personal stereos and traffic, but no doubt Johnny will appreciate someone highlighting the fourth greatest scourge on the lives of feckless modern youth:

“There are so many distractions for kids these days… PlayStations…”

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