David Beckham Checks Hair After Altercation with Jordan Ayew in 1st PSG Start

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Depending on your point of view—and how you feel about the man—David Beckham is either cool under pressure or a paragon of vanity.

Beckham, 37, made his first start for new club Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. All in all, it went pretty well.

In 85 minutes on the pitch, Beckham showed slick passing and excellent distribution, and was even involved in setting up a couple chances. PSG beat Marseille 2-0 for the second time in a matter of days, this time in the French Cup. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals and PSG advanced to the quarterfinals.

Along the way, Beckham was involved in a clash with Marseille forward Jordan Ayew. Ayew, 21, is 16 years younger than Beckham, and he seemed rather interested in rubbing Beckham's face in it. Literally.

The clip appears above and serves as our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Thursday. In it, you can see Ayew giving Beckham the business while Beckham is on the ground. Then, as Beckham rises, he makes sure his hair is still in place.

Don't worry, Becks. You're still an object of desire for millions of women around the world. Oh, and a footballer too.

We joke about this, but let's face facts. We all wish we could play football this well at age 37, and if we're being totally honest, we all also wish we had such gloriously luxuriant hair.

Like we said, though, this could be taken one of two ways. Either Beckham was really calm in the face of an obviously fired-up opponent. Or he just really, really likes the way his hair looks.

Either way, he seemed pleased with his performance.

"It was a pleasure. I feel at home," Beckham said afterward (via ESPN FC). "I'm playing with super players in a super team. I felt good, but I cannot always play 85 minutes immediately."

So what do you think readers? Does Beckham still have it? Or should he stay more concerned with his hairstyle?

 

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