The Becks-bonanza may have over-egged the pudding considerably with the over the top coverage of his arrival, but it has also drawn a lot of attention to LA’s hardcore fans, the Riot Squad. And they’ve taken advantage of this with an amusing stunt of their own, according to the LA Daily News:
Members of a Galaxy fan club called the Riot Squad have bought the Missus a season ticket, constructed a red velvet throne, roped it off and promise to supply enough muscle to keep ogling miscreants – or whatever it is they call the English media – at arm’s length.
What does Posh think? She doesn’t sound too keen.
When Mrs. Beckham briefly signed autographs and mingled with the crowd at her husband’s presentation last week, one member of the Riot Squad, EddieGarcia, extended a standing invitation to join them. She looked up, a bit unsure, and said, “OK,” quickly continuing down the line…”By all means, sit up in the box and eat a prawn sandwich before the game,” said Leora Saul, one of about a dozen women in the Riot Squad. “But then come down and be with the people.”
Good on them. Such humorous ideas might help dispel — just a little — the continued perception of hardcore soccer fan groups as hooligans that still exists in the American media.
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