David Beckham makes a free kick; Photo - AP

News of David Beckham's possible move from Manchester United to Barcelona has not only British soccer enthusiasts freaking out, but the entire United Kingdom reeling as well. The Times tries to give its Stateside readers perspective of how devestating this is to Brits. The Sun says the Beckham feels "stabbed in the barc", and other sources also say Beckham is upset by it, with his eye towards vetoing it. Gothamist is fascinated by the language of the deal: In U.S. sports, it would be a trade, but under these circumstances, Beckham would be sold to Barcelona. Sold. Like chattel.

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