The Beckhams Are Speaking Out After His Miami Soccer Dream Gets Delayed Again
"In these moments, sport takes a back seat."
Thursday afternoon, Major League Soccer declared that it would be following the NBA's lead and would suspend the 2020 season for 30 days amid the ongoing pandemic. David Beckham's Inter Miami CF was supposed to debut Saturday after years of delays — and this afternoon, the club owner took to social media to respond.
Beckham announced that he would be bringing soccer to Miami eight years ago. In the meantime, there have beenalong the way and he and his partner Jorge Mas have had to deal with things like polluted soil, permit issues, and construction delays.
Despite all the challenges, Beckham's dream to own his own MLS club finally came true on March 1 when Inter Miami took to the field in Los Angeles as they faced LAFC. All the years of disappointment and hard work were set to culminate in a party in Fort Lauderdale at theInter Miami CF Stadium on Saturday.
That's now officially off the table and David and Victoria Beckham both took to social media to address their fans.
David Beckham posted an image on his Instagram showing the inside of the stadium where a billboard reads: "Welcome To Inter Miami CF Stadium." An expansive sky can be seen hanging above the empty bleachers.
"In these moments, sport takes a back seat," Beckham said in the caption. "We must all listen to expert advice and do the right thing. Stay safe and look out for yourselves and your families."
David's wife Victoria shared her own post on Instagram also featuring the inside of the not-yet-opened stadium and gave fans an insight into what the couple is going through.
The photo shows Posh and Becks embracing on the pitch of the stadium. He's sporting a huge grin while she's wearing her signature pout. "The family and I are here in Miami for the launch of @davidbeckham's team," she wrote in the caption. "At times like this, the most important thing is to be with loved ones and to support each other."
David has been in town all week preparing for the team's would-be homecoming. He was even seen with some familiar faces around Miami's Design District.
Becks rubbed shoulders with Pharrell Williams at Swan Miami, where the soccer star was promoting his scotch whiskey, Haig Club.
The Beckham family seems to be visiting South Florida a lot. They've been spotted all over — enjoying the state's beaches,, and nightlife.
Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas also made a statement about the team's delayed homecoming, promising fans it's still on the way.
"We are targeting 30 days, which means Inter Miami will not be playing its home opener on Saturday," he told the Miami Herald. "We were 48 hours from kickoff, expecting a full house, and there was a lot of excitement. That won’t change. It will just be on a different day and date."