England a disgrace, says dressing room invader
London: An England fan who breached security
to get into the team`s dressing room after their lacklustre
0-0 draw with Algeria told them: "You are a disgrace", the
Sunday Mirror reported.
Pavlos Joseph, 32, said he was looking for the toilet
after the game when he mistakenly found his way into the
dressing room in Cape Town, where he stumbled upon David
Beckham and a naked Joe Cole.
"Suddenly David spoke. He took a step towards me and
said, Whoa, who are you?`" Joseph told the paper.
"I said, I`m Pavlos and I actually need the toilet.` For
a moment, no-one said a word. Then I thought, What the heck.
I`m in the England dressing room. Why not say something?`”
"I looked David straight in the eye and said, David,
we`ve spent a lot of money getting here. This is a disgrace.
What are you going to do about it?`"
Joseph managed to add that the team`s performance was
"woeful and not good enough" before being told to leave by an
official, he said.
Beckham brushed off the incident yesterday, saying it had
been "blown out of proportion".
"He didn`t comment on the performance. He literally
walked in, said hello," the star, who is not playing at the
tournament, told reporters.