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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Galaxy fan has ban rescinded

CARSON, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Galaxy fan who jumped onto the field during an ill-tempered exchange between David Beckham and the home crowd has had his lifetime ban from the stadium rescinded Monday.

The unidentified Galaxy supporter leaped from the Riot Squad fan section onto the field at halftime of Beckham's return to the Galaxy on July 19 for a friendly against AC Milan. Beckham made what appeared to be an inciting gesture — but which might actually have been an invitation for a handshake — at the booing fans, who resent the superstar's reluctant return to Los Angeles after playing with AC Milan.

Beckham himself was involved in discussions surrounding the incident and advocated for the ban to be rescinded, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.

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