By AMELIA PROUD
Angry man: David Beckham lost his cool during LA Galaxy's win over Salt Lake City tonight
He's the epitome of cool, a gentleman on the pitch and an exemplary ambassador off it, but David Beckham lost his cool tonight.
And it must've been justified, as the 36-year-old sporting hero blew a gasket in front of his three young sons.
Goldenballs: Beckham looks furious as he pulls his shorts up during the tense game
It was a big night for them, as Brooklyn, 12 , nine-year-old Romeo and Cruz, six , got to be mascots for the match.
They joined a cavalcade of other children, distinguished not by starry or brattish behaviour but merely by their number 23, Beckham shirts.
It was a great night for their father, too, as he set up both goals that secured another victory for LA Galaxy at the Home Depot stadium, where they are unbeaten.
Chad Barrett tied the score in the 59th minute following a pass into the box by Beckham.
Row: The England star argues with Salt Lake's manager Jason Kreis
Galaxy then went ahead in the 72nd minute courtesy of an own-goal from the opposition, Real Salt Lake City, which originated from one of Beckham's trademark free kicks.
But it wasn't before the England legend exchanged sharp words with Real's manager, Jason Kreis.
Goalkeeper Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake joined the fracas, before it was dispersed.
But then, no-one can doubt Beckham's passion for the beautiful game.
Honoured: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz seemed delighted to welcome the teams onto the pitch
He continues committed to playing football at a level he hopes will see him in contention for an England place again, and
But he will remain playing football in the U.S. for the moment after rejecting an offer from his ex-boss Sven Goran Eriksson to join Leicester City.
The former England boss said that Beckham had turned down his offer to play for Leicester because the city was not fit enough for his wife Victoria.
Spot the celebrity children: The Beckham boys were happy to muck in with their contemporaries
Proud: All three boys wore their father's number on their shirts
Responsible: Big brother Brooklyn watches over his younger siblings
Looker: Romeo has his father's mega-watt smile