The former England captain was infamously sent off against Argentina after lashing out at Diego Simeone at the 1998 World Cup in France.
England went onto lose on penalties, sparking effigies of Beckham back in his home country and a lengthy journey to rebuild his international career.
When faced with the decision of supporting Germany or Argentina, most England fans will elect to stay in neutral territory given their nation’s rivalry with both countries.
What prompted the decision to wear Argentina shirts remains unclear – perhaps merely that the tournament is being played in South America – but it probably won’t generate a positive reaction back home…
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- David Beckham
- Diego Simeone