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Galaxy regrets Becks row as irate fan banned for life

LOS Angeles Galaxy coach and general manager Bruce Arena says the team regrets the exchange between David Beckham and a fan at halftime of its friendly game against AC Milan.

Arena's comments on Monday come a day after Beckham was the target of frequent booing and derisive banners held up by one of the team's support groups during Beckham's first home game since returning from a five-month loan to the Italian giant.

At halftime of Sunday's 2-2 draw at Carson, California, Beckham walked toward the LA Riot Squad supporters seating section and motioned to a fan to come closer. The man jumped down from the seats and was arrested by police for trespassing.

Arena said in a statement issued by the team that it's important for fans to be able to voice their opinions but they must do it in an appropriate manner.

Arena says the team has a good relationship with the LA Riot Squad and has reached out to set up a meeting with the group. He says the group has issued a lifetime ban on the fan who left the stands.

In other news, Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri will miss the start of the season after breaking his leg yesterday at the club's training camp in Austria.

"Nasri has sustained a fractured fibula during this morning's training session," the English Premier League club said on its Website.

Arsenal said the France international, who joined from Olympique Marseille, would be out of action for two to three months.


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