David Beckham has been given a big boost as he deals with his exclusion from the Olympics Team GB football team - Sir Paul McCartney has voiced his outrage at the sports ace being left out of the squad.
David was tipped to be one of the over-23s players selected for the side, but manager Stuart Pearce overlooked the athlete and instead chose Micah Richards, Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs.
The former Manchester United star admitted the snub hit him hard, declaring, "Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me. So I would have been honoured to have been part of this unique Team GB squad.
"Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me. And like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold.
"As a Londoner, I will have been really proud to have played a small part in bringing the Olympics to my home town as part of Seb's (Coe) team, and I can't wait for the games to begin and enjoy every moment along with the rest of Great Britain."
David has now found himself being backed by the legendary Beatles star, who insists the sportsman deserved to be picked.
Sir Paul tells Shortlist magazine, "He's a national hero. I would've thought Beckham would be first choice because of his huge contribution to getting the Olympics. But some idiot decided otherwise.
"I feel a bit sorry for the three over-23s because we're going to be looking at them and saying, 'That should've been Beckham.' He's a national hero, a crowd-puller.
"It would've been great for him to lead out our British football team. But some person somewhere said, 'So-and-so's playing better.' Like it matters."
David was given another boost on Tuesday after it was revealed he will have a role in the sporting extravaganza he helped bring to London - he will make an appearance in the opening ceremony on Friday.