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As fireworks crackle, Beckham plays last home game

Updated: May 18, 2013, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Never a stranger to the big stage, David Beckham was finally overwhelmed and reduced to tears as he went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement.

Fans chanted his name before the game, and they chanted some more when he was finished. There was an outpouring of hugs, cheers, song and congratulations -- from teammates, opponents and even former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

"To end my career in front of a ...

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