Beckham ridiculed

MILAN: Italian media on Thursday ridiculed the latest in a long line of gaffes by David Beckham after the former England star said he wanted to see AC Milan win the Champions League this season.

AC Milan, along with city rivals Inter, failed to qualify for any European competition this season and so are not involved in the Champions League or its poorer cousin, the Europa League.

Beckham, 40, reportedly made the blunder at the opening of a new Adidas store in Dubai, where he was asked who he would like to win the competition this season.

“I’m going to have to say Man Utd, PSG or AC Milan — one of those three,” said Beckham, who played the bulk of his career with Man United before Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, PSG and AC Milan.