Beckham Plays Final Game Wearing Specially Designed Adidas Cleats
David Beckham yesterday played his final professional soccer game, as fans "chanted his name before the game, and they chanted some more when he was finished." Beckham said, "It's been very special to finish my career here" (AP, 5/19). Beckham reportedly used miadidas.com to design the shoes he wore during the game. The Predator Lethal Zone cleats, in the "red, white and blue colors of Britain and with a Union Jack flag motif, include the initials of his wife Victoria and the names of the couple’s four children." The shoes "will not be available for sale to the public" (NYTIMES.com, 5/18).