I think many of you are being very hard on Mr David Beckham. You seem to begrudge him his good fortune which comes as a result of his athletic skills. We mere mortals have no idea of how much it costs to be a legend. When we find out, we are all jealous.
The reason Mr Beckham is going to be paid so much in America is that his employers are hoping he will play a little better than he has with Real Madrid, who, BTW, have not won any championships or cups or even a second place ribbon since Mr Beckham moved south to the Iberian Peninsula.
Also, Mr Beckham needs the money. His private hairdresser costs a fortune and his personal massuer is paid an arm and a leg to keep his mouth shut and his new fancy mobile phone out of the change rooms. And then there are the elocution lessons he will have to take if anyone in the USA is ever going to be able to understand him.
Jubbers should also appreciate how many poor and unfortunate people Mr Beckham supports through his contributions (via the taxman) to various nation's coffers. (He used to pay a lot more but then he got a new tax accountant and it is rumoured that the amount of tax he pays now is enough to support two hand pumps for artesian water and a child in Sierra Leone. But as I said, this is all just rumour.)
If the Beckhams become friends with the Cruises, then it is likely that the next Beckham child, whose name will be Suriruri, will have to have its own hair stylist from the day it is born. After the Beckhams join Hollywood's royalty, they will probably have further expenses when they import the odd baby or two from Rwanda or Lesotho or wherever.
I wish Mr Beckham all the best for his future sporting life. I just cannot help wondering why he was not good enough to make the English National squad.