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Achilles ?

David Beckham ?

The British poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has written a poem “Achilles” inspired by David Beckham’s injury which will make him miss this year’s World Cup.

She told Radio 4’s The World At One:

“HeĀ  is almost a mythical figure himself, in popular culture …..it’s fascinating that the injury takes its name from Achilles… The whole point of Greek myths is the combination of triumph and tragedy that we follow in them.”

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