David Beckham and Chelsea Vice-President Joe Hemani in Reported PSG Dispute

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2016

British soccer player David Beckham and his children attend his wife Victoria Beckham's show during the Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016, in New York.   / AFP / Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former England and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder David Beckham was reportedly involved in an altercation with Chelsea vice-president Joe Hemani on Wednesday as the west Londoners fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to the French giants.

Chelsea exited the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after a 4-2 aggregate loss to PSG, and the Times' Matt Hughes reported Beckham and his son Brooklyn were told to "calm down" by Hemani after celebrating Adrien Rabiot's opener.

Beckham was invited to Stamford Bridge as a guest by former club PSG.
Beckham was invited to Stamford Bridge as a guest by former club PSG.Jon Super/Associated Press

The Telegraph's Jason Burt confirmed prior to the match that ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid playmaker Beckham was a guest of PSG's for the clash.  

Hemani, a 31-year veteran in his vice-presidency at Stamford Bridge, reacted after Beckham responded to Rabiot's 16th-minute goal with applause and son Brooklyn jumped out of his seat.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the numerous current PSG stars whom Beckham featured alongside during his six-month stay at the club, crafted Rabiot's short-range opener, as shown by Twitter user Guillaume L:

IT entrepreneur Hemani was reportedly "reprimanded by security staff" for the role he played in the incident, but both he and Chelsea have denied any foul language or gestures were displayed.

It also stands to reason that Beckham would root against Chelsea considering his only Premier League loyalties lie with Manchester United, for years a fierce rival of the Blues.

PSG were the last club Beckham represented before hanging up his boots in 2013, a decade after leaving Old Trafford for stints in Madrid, Los Angeles, Milan and Paris.

According to Burt's report, Qatari Sports Investments (QSI) are also in talks with Beckham to purchase shares in Miami Beckham United, the driving force behind the Englishman's proposed Miami-based Major League Soccer team.