David Beckham’s MLS side named Inter Miami CF - how Twitter reacted
Former England captain’s club will start playing in the MLS in 2020
The jury is out after David Beckham today revealed the name of his new Miami-based Major League Soccer (MLS) side.
Officially called Club Internacional de Futbol Miami, the MLS franchise will be simply be known as Inter Miami CF.
Inter Miami owner and president of football operations Beckham told the club’s website: “This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team. It’s an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans.
“We are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.
“I always gravitated to the old South American crests, the logos and the colours - that’s one thing that I felt really needed to go into this logo.
“We are a new team, but we are a city with a lot of history. That’s what we wanted to create with this crest.
“I know we have created something our fans are happy with, I just hope we have created something that everybody will be happy with.”
Quoted by Sky Sports, the club’s managing owner Jorge Mas said in a statement: “Our city and our fans draw their strength from the dreams of a global population that calls Miami home.
“It is only fitting that our name pays tribute to the inclusiveness that makes us who we are.”
Inter Miami CF will officially start playing in the MLS in the 2020 season.
Inter Miami: social media reaction
Although the crest’s design and colours were praised by most football fans on social media, some critics did not hold back on the team’s shortened name. Here are a selection of the reactions on Twitter…