Beckham fined for confronting fan
England midfielder David Beckham was fined 1,000 U.S. dollars by Major League Soccer (MLS) for confronting a fan in a friendly between his team Los Angeles and AC Milan, Xinhua reported.
MLS commissioner Don Garber said Friday that they support players interacting with fans but will not tolerate provoking behaviors.
"However, our players should never engage in conduct that can be interpreted as encouraging fans to come out of the stands and on to the field, regardless of the reason," he said in a statement.
Beckham was booed by some of his own Galaxy fans during the game and before halftime went over to confront them, with one supporter being removed from the ground after jumping from the stands towards the player.
Some Galaxy supporters have objected to Beckham's decision to miss the first half of the MLS season for an extended loan spell with Milan.
Beckham has tried to move to Milan to keep his form in a bid to land a spot in the England team for next year's World Cup in South Africa.
He said he hopes to repeat the loan deal once the MLS season is over.