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DTotD: David Beckham uses dirty tactics while playing against Chinese kids, doesn’t get booked

Brooks Peck
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David Beckham is back in China to resume his duties as the country's "global football ambassador" and it seems he's learned a few lessons from his past experiences in similar positions. For one thing, he isn't taking free kicks while wearing a suit anymore. And he's also figured out how to keep school kids from exposing his age-ravaged defending.

Playing against a group of Chinese children in front of a large crowd, Beckham made sure the kid with the ball didn't get past him by picking him up, putting him to one side and then taking the ball for himself (clearly this is a move that Zlatan Ibrahimovic taught him at PSG). Beckham was not booked for the clear foul.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.

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