PSG held as Beckham returns to scene of 1998 shame
PARIS (AFP) - David Beckham returned to the scene of his infamous 1998 World Cup red card horror show on Sunday, but was unable to inspire his Paris Saint-Germain team to victory at Saint-Etienne as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
Beckham was sent-off for kicking out at Diego Simeone early in the second half of England's 1998 World Cup last-16 game against Argentina at Saint-Etienne's Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, a match which the South Americans won on penalties.
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star became a national scapegoat amongst home fans and media for his sending-off, his act of petulance widely seen as the cause of England's exit.
On Sunday, the 37-year-old former England skipper started his first league game for the Ligue 1 title-chasers, but saw his team throw away a 2-0 advantage in a match where he put in a solid performance.