Guive Mirfendereski, September 17, 2007
As far back as August 2007, David Beckham openly dissed FieldTurf as a playing surface. "As a professional athlete, you can't play a game like soccer on that sort of field," Beckham told reporters. "You can't ask any athlete to perform at a high level on the FieldTurf." Most significantly, Beckham said, "What it does to your body as a soccer player, you're in bits for three days after that."