By J J Anisiobi
David Beckham may have been overlooked by Stuart Pearce when it came to making the Team GB squad for the London 2012 Olympics, but the footballer certainly isn't letting the snub get him down.
The 37-year-old sportsman showed that he had no hard feelings about being left off the team as he supported his country by attended their group game last night.
David was accompanied by his 13-year-old son Brooklyn as the pair watched Team GB take on the United Arab Emirates at London's Wembley Stadium.
Still so proud: David Beckham showed his support for Team GB as he watched them play at Wembey Stadium, last night
The Los Angeles Galaxy star was treated like royalty as he was given pride of place in the stands next to Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge.
The father-of-four looked dapper in a shirt, jumper and blazer combination with his mane slicked back for the occasion.
Prior to kick-off, David and Prince William, who worked together to bring the Olympics to London, caught up as they watched the two teams prepare for the match.
Legend: David was joined by his son Brooklyn as the pair watched Team GB sweep aside the United Arab Emirates
Super stars: David, Brooklyn and Prince William stood up and applauded the opening goal scored by Ryan Giggs
Beckham had a particular interest in the match as his long term friend and former teammate Ryan Giggs was captaining the team.
And Manchester United midfielder Giggs repaid the star by scoring the opening goal in the 3-1 win for Team GB, with both David and Prince William standing up to applaud.
While David was omitted from the final squad for the 2012 Olympics, the British fans still showed him support, with many of them seen wearing Beckham masks in the crowd.
The wanted: Great Britain fans still clearly wanted to see Beckham on the pitch and one wore a David mask
Catching up: Prince William and David worked closely together in order to bring the Olympics to London
Having a laugh: David and William enjoyed the football match and each others company very much
Although he was unable to represent his country on the pitch, David has been extremely busy off it with a number of ambassadorial roles.
He carried the torch down the Thames during the opening ceremony and met The First Lady Michelle Obama at a training base in east London.
David also teamed up with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, 70, to present a very special award to Afghan refugee Matiullah Haidar at the inaugural Generation Ali Beyond Sport Award at a London reception.
Old friends: Ryan Giggs scored a goal in the 3-1 win over the UAE, in front of his former team mate David
First touch: Scott Sinclair was a second half substitute and he came on to score the second goal for Great Britain
Beckham said: 'Muhammad Ali is one of the most inspirational sportsmen of all time. He is a global icon, and he has touched so many lives.
'It is a true honour to join with him to present the Generation Ali Beyond Sport Award to one of this incredible group of young people.'
Honoured: Muhammad Ali and David Beckham presented Afghan refugee Matiullah Haidar with an award