Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has admitted his
surprise at David Beckham's omission from Great Britain's team for the 2012
Beckham who carried the flame as part of the Olympic celebrations was not as expected, chosen in Coach Stuart Pearce’s three over-age players in the squad. Instead, Stuart called Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards were called upon.
The LA Galaxy midfielder played a role in London's successful bid for the Games, and it had subsequently been anticipated he would represent Team GB this summer.
Scholes has expressed his sympathy for his former Manchester United team-mate who he says has done a lot for his country.
-It's a shame about Becks. It's surprising as well, after everything David did to help London get the Olympics. That's Stuart Pearce's decision, but I feel sorry for David as I'm sure he'd have loved to have played in it. He told The Sun.